§ Mr. Maxwell-Hyslop
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what action he is taking to include the affliction known as farmers' lung in the category of industrial diseases.
§ Mr. Sharples
Although this condition is not a prescribed disease for industrial injuries purposes the provisions of the Industrial Injuries Scheme already enable benefit to be paid to persons suffering disablement from farmers' lung. My right hon. Friend is aware that this condition has recently been the subject of medical inquiry and is keeping the situation under review.