HC Deb 07 December 1959 vol 615 c12W
100. Mr. Oliver

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he will indicate to National Insurance officers that where a claimant for Industrial Injuries benefit, particularly in respect of a prescribed disease, submits medical evidence that he is suffering from the disease and its origin, with which his Department's regional officer concurs, benefit should be authorised pending, where necessary, further consideration of the case by the appropriate statutory bodies.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Parliament by the Industrial Injuries Act, 1946, placed decisions on these claims in the hands of independent statutory authorities to whom I have no power to issue such instructions as the hon, and learned Member suggests. If, however, he has in mind any particular case of difficulty, I would be very glad to look into it.