HC Deb 22 April 1910 vol 16 c2546W

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, owing to the increase of railway workers of all grades being reduced and dismissed owing to failing eyesight and other physical defects, and owing to such diseases being brought about through following their various employments, he will make inquiries with a view of such diseases being scheduled in the Workmen's Compensation Act?


The question of the liability of railway workers to diseases arising out of their employment was not brought to the notice of the Committee on Compensation for Industrial Diseases when they were sitting, except in so far as regards dining-car attendants, and I have no information or facts bearing on the subject. I shall be happy to consider any information or representations that may be laid before me on the matter.