HC Deb 15 July 1963 vol 681 cc9-10W
71. Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what recent research has been organised by his Department on osteo-arthritis as an occupational risk; to what extent the conditions of workers using pneumatic picks and drills were studied; and on what basis he has concluded that it is impossible clinically to distinguish osteo-arthritis which may have been caused by an occupational process.

Lieut.-Commander Maydon

The answer to the first two parts of the Question is none, and to the last part, on expert medical advice.