65. Mr. H. Wilson
asked the Minister of National Insurance whether, in the light of investigations made by medical inspectors of his Department into the case of Mr. Joseph Dearden, 57, Shaw Lane, Prescot, Lancashire, whose health has been ruined by cadmium poisoning following his employment at British Copper Refineries Limited, he will now schedule cadmium poisoning as an industrial disease.
§ Mr. Peake
I am informed that the investigation of the circumstances of Mr. Dearden's employment by the Medical Inspectorate of Factories did not disclose anything to indicate that his health has been affected by cadmium poisoning. The case does not therefore support the suggestion that cadmium poisoning needs to be prescribed as an industrial disease.