HC Deb 26 July 1939 vol 230 cc1579-80W

asked the Secretary for Mines if he will take steps to assure miners who suffer from anthracosis shall have compensation at least to the same extent as those who suffer from silicosis and under the same conditions?


By anthracosis, I understand the hon. Member to mean the blackened condition of the lungs which is sometimes caused by inhalation over a considerable period of coal dust. I have at present no evidence that this condition disables the workman, but an inquiry is in progress under the direction of the Health Advisory Committee of the Mines Department, and the matter will be further considered when the results of this inquiry are available.

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