§ Mr. GAVAN-DUFFY
asked the Secretary for Mines what are the terms of reference he has made to the health advisory committee respecting the death of an iron-ore miner named Wilkinson from miners' phthisis; when the members of the health advisory committee are likely to receive the reference which he has made to them; and is he aware that it is now nearly 12 months since any meeting of the health and safety committee of the metalliferous mining industry has been held?
§ Mr. SHINWELL
The facts reported by my hon. Friend about the death of Wilkin son were brought before my health advisory committee at their meeting last week, and are being considered by them as part of their general inquiry into dangers from dust. There was no formal reference. I am aware that the Health and Safety Sub-Committee of the Metalliferous Advisory Committee has not met for some time; but this has not prevented health questions affecting the industry being dealt with by my health advisory committee, of which the chairman of the sub-committee in question is a member.