HC Deb 15 February 1949 vol 461 c155W
111. Mr. Mathers

asked the Minister of National Insurance whether he will arrange for the inclusion of shale-mining in the list of industries to which the scheme of compensation for pneumoconiosis applies.

Mr. J. Griffiths

The question of extending the list of industries in relation to which pneumoconiosis is prescribed under the National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) Regulations, 1948, is at present under consideration and will be referred as a whole to the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council for advice. I have no evidence which would justify my dealing specially with shale-mining.

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