HC Deb 17 July 1924 vol 176 cc604-5W

asked the Home Secretary if he can now give further information as to the reported cases of silicosis among miners; and whether any progress has been made with a view to schedule the same as an industrial disease under the Workmen's Compensation Act?


As the hon. Member will be aware, the reported occurrence of silicosis among coal miners, due to their work in the mines, has been the subject of inquiry by the Health Advisory Committee of the Mines Department, but I am informed by the Mines Department that the evidence so far received has proved to be untrustworthy. The investigation is, however, being continued.