HC Deb 08 February 1951 vol 483 cc244-5W
135. Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is aware that pneumoconiosis can be contracted by brushing coal dust from pit ponies; and what precautions are being taken to protect those concerned.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

I am advised that the possibility of contracting pneumoconiosis in this way is considered to be remote. I am, however, having the matter investigated by His Majesty's Inspectors of Mines and if my hon. Friend has any particular case in mind, I would be glad if he would send me particulars.