HC Deb 01 December 1952 vol 508 cc114-5W
Mr. D. J. Williams

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how many miners in South Wales have been certified to be suffering from pneumoconiosis since 1st January, 1952; how many have remained in employment at the collieries; and how many have been employed elsewhere.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

In the first half of 1952 there were 456 new cases under the National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) Act and 53 new cases under the Workmen's Compensation Acts. I regret that the available statistics do not enable the subsequent employment history of these men to be traced.