HC Deb 12 March 1924 vol 170 c2382W

asked the Secretary for Mines if he is aware of the fact that John Wilkinson was only 35 years of age at the time of his death from miners' phthisis; that a Home Office inquiry was held in Whitehaven by Dr. Collis who issued a report thereon; that Wilkinson was one of the men selected for X-ray examination in 1918, and that his record at that time is in the Mines Department; and, in view of the fact that nothing has been done to prevent this disease, will he have an inquiry made with a view to action?


I am aware of the fact stated in the case of Wilkinson. As to the last part of the question, I have already informed my hon. Friend that the whole subject of the effect of mine dusts on health is under inquiry.

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