HC Deb 11 March 1929 vol 226 c806W

asked the Home Secretary whether any local or district committees are to be set up to consider cases of silicosis in certain industries, where such committees are to operate, and the interests or organisations to be represented on these committees?


Local joint committees of employers' and workers' representatives have been set up under the Refractories Industries (Silicosis) Scheme for seven areas, and a scheme which is now under consideration for the sandstone industry provides for the appointment of similar committees to deal with cases of silicosis arising in that industry. The areas and constitution of the committees under this new scheme will be settled in consultation with the employers' and workers' associations concerned, but this must wait until the terms of the scheme are finally settled.