HC Deb 24 July 1941 vol 373 c1069W
Mr. James Griffiths

asked the Lord President of the Council what progress has been made by the Medical Research Council in their investigation into the problem of silicosis among coal miners; whether he can give any indication of the results of the investigation; and whether it is proposed to publish their report?

Sir J. Anderson

The medical part of the investigation was completed some time ago and the draft report has now been revised for publication at an early date. The environmental studies have also been completed except for the examination of a small part of the material collected, and these form the subject of a second report which is being prepared. It would be impracticable to summarise the results of a complicated and highly technical investigation.