§ Mr. Dean
Our medical advisers are in constant touch with leading authorities on industrial lung diseases, with which I assume this question is concerned. In the particular field of the pneumoconioses, the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council has been receiving both written and oral evidence from all sources, including a number of pathologists with a direct interest in the diseases.
§ Mr. Eadie
While I thank the hon. Gentleman for another very helpful answer, is he prepared to look at the methods adopted in the pathology of lung diseases? I am thinking primarily of pneumoconiosis. Is he aware that some very experienced medical men have expressed doubts about the methods at present adopted? For example, they believe that before a proper diagnosis can be made the lung should be blown up, and I understand that this is not a general procedure. Will he look at the methods of diagnosis?