HC Deb 07 November 1955 vol 545 c151W
66. Mr. Hastings

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he is aware that in South Africa compensation is provided by law to miners for chronic pulmonary disabilities in which X-ray shadows are not necessarily present; and whether he will consider introducing similar legislation in this country.

Mr. Peake

I am aware of the South African legislation referred to but similar legislation would not be appropriate in the conditions of this country.