HC Deb 29 November 1928 vol 223 c632W

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to cases of glassworkers' cataract resulting in total disablement; and, if so, whether he will consider extending the provisions of the Workmen's Compensation Act Order (S. R. and O. 1918, No. 287), as Amended by S. R. and O. 1923, No. 6, so as to put glassworkers in the same position as regards compensation as workers in iron and steel manufactures?


I have recently had under consideration the desirability of amending the existing provisions as to glassworkers' cataract on the lines indicated in the question and have asked the Glass Manufacturers Federation if they desire to offer any observations. I will inform my hon. Friend of the result in due course.