§ 112. Mr. J. Griffiths
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will make a statement on the progress made in dust suppression in the South Wales coalfield; and how far the experience already gained provides for a hope that the incidence of pneumoconiosis will be reduced.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd
So much progress has been made in the South Wales coalfield that appropriate dust suppression measures have for some time past been in force wherever they are thought to he required. For the last two years the main effort has been devoted to improving the standard of application. I am confident that the incidence of the disease is already being reduced, and I have every hope of further reductions.