§ 1. Mr. Hale
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what action he proposes to take to carry out recommendation 66 (2) of the Report of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council on Pneumoconiosis, with reference to the payment of benefit to persons employed in unscheduled occupations.
§ The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance (Mr. R. H. Turton)
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 16th November to the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent, Central (Dr. Stross). I would add that my right hon. Friend hopes to receive the Council's report on the draft regulations very shortly.
§ Mr. Turton
Last week my right hon. Friend said that he was accepting the report, and was submitting draft regulations to the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council. We expect, in a very short time, to have their comments on those regulations.