§ Mr. Wakefield
asked the Home Secretary the purpose of the Silicosis and Asbestosis (Medical Arrangements) Amendment Scheme, 1943, dated 22nd June, 1943, made by him under the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1925 (15 & 16 Geo. 5, c. 84), the Workmen's Compensation (Silicosis and Asbestosis) Act, 1930 (20 & 31 Geo. 5, c. 29), and the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1943 (6 & 7 Geo. 6, c. 6), under Order No. 887?
§ Mr. H. Morrison
The purpose of the scheme is to extend and apply the special 543W medical machinery set up for the purpose of making medical examinations and reports and giving the medical certificates required to be made or given under the compensation schemes for silicosis and asbestosis, to the making of medical examinations and reports and giving the medical certificates required in respect of other forms of pneumoconiosis to which the powers under the Workmen's Compensation Act were extended by Section I of the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1943; and to apply the same medical machinery to cases arising under the Pneumoconiosis (Benefit) Scheme made under Section 2 of that Act.