§ 10. Mr. R. J. Taylor
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance how many cases of pneumoconiosis have appeared before the board each year since 1950 in Durham, Northumberland and Cumberland; how many, each year, were rejected; and how many, each year, were determined as suffering from this disease.3W
§ Mr. Turton
The precise figures asked for by the right hon. Member are not available. The Pneumoconiosis Medical Panel at Newcastle covers a rather wider area, but it was only established in November, 1951. The following table gives the cases dealt with by the Newcastle Pneumoconiosis Medical Panel.
— Preliminary X-ray examinations First examinations (clinical) Diagnosed Not diagnosed 1952 780 658 441 217 1953 996 847 527 320