§ Mr. West
asked the Minister of National Insurance the number of applications made for certificates of disablement for silicosis and pneumoconiosis for the year 1951; and if he will give the figures of certificates granted and refused, 95W with particulars for South Wales and other coalfields, separately.
WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION ACTS Applications for certificates of suspension or total disablement in connection with workmen's compensation or benefit schemes relating to silicosis, asbestosis or pneumoconiosis during the year ended 31st December, 1951. — Workmen examined Certified as disabled All industries including coal mining: Applications dealt with by Pneumoconiosis Medical Panels throughout the country 1,013 423 Coal mining: Applications dealt with by Pneumoconiosis Medical Panels— (a) throughout the country 948 384 (b) in Cardiff and Swansea 403 100
INDUSTRIAL INJURIES ACT X-ray examinations and first medical examinations dealt with during the year ended 30th September, 1951 in connection with claims to benefit arising from pneumoconiosis (including silicosis and asbestosis). — X-ray examinations First medical examinations Total Referred for medical examination Total Disease diagnosed All industries including coal mining: Claims dealt with by Pneumoconiosis Medical Panels throughout the country 11,444 5,881 5,815 3,493 Coal mining: Claims dealt with by Pneumoconiosis Medical Panels— (a) throughout the country 10,637 5,204 5,133 2,994 (b) in Cardiff and Swansea 6,777 2,290 2,444 1,206