§ Mr. Steele
The number of certificates of disablement or suspension on account of pneumoconiosis issued by the Silicosis Medical Board to coal miners during 1947 was 3,724. I regret that separate figures for the divisions of the National Coal Board are not readily available, but I am circulating in the OFFICIAL REPORT a table showing the distribution of the cases amongst the various Regions of my Department.
Following is the table:
Number of certificates of disablement or suspension on account of pneumoconiosis issued by the Medical Board to coal miners during 1947:
Region. Northern 94 East and West Riding 146 North Midland 12 Eastern — South Eastern 55 Southern — South Western 64 Wales 2,837 Midland 102 North Western 105 Scotland 309 3,724