§ Major ROPNER
asked the Secretary for Mines whether the Home Office is considering the scheduling of nystagmus as a disease under the Workmen's Compensation Act; and whether the malady is so scheduled in any other country?
I have been asked to reply. Miner's nystagmus has been scheduled under the Act ever since 1907. As explained in reply to a question by the hon. Member for Ormskirk on the 21st ultimo, proposals for altering the description of the disease in the Schedule are under consideration. I understand that compensation is payable in respect of the disease in Belgium, France, Germany, and certain States of the United States of America.