HC Deb 04 July 1950 vol 477 c13W
32. Mr. Leather

asked the Minister of National Insurance what are the administrative difficulties which prevent her from abolishing the five-year time limit for miner's pneumoconiosis compensation.

Dr. Summerskill

I am not sure that the hon. Member appreciates that, as the Workmen's Compensation Acts have been repealed, further legislation—which would have to operate retrospectively—would be needed.

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