§ Mr. Eadie
I thank the hon. Gentleman for that answer and recognise the extent to which he has inherited the present administration, but does he accept that there is gross dissatisfaction at the outcome of these pneumoconiosis panels? Will he undertake to look at the situation with what might be termed compassionate interest?
§ Mr. Dean
Certainly. As the hon. Gentleman knows, the Council is looking at the problem at the moment, in view of the difficulties to which he has 1438 referred. He will also know that there is a central panel which can look at the more difficult cases. My information is that this arrangement is working satisfactorily.