§ 38. Mr. Swingler
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what recent figures are available to him showing the incidence of pneumoconiosis, chronic bronchitis and emphysema amongst mineworkers by comparison with citizens in other occupations.
§ Mr. Wood
Information about the incidence of pneumoconiosis among miners is emerging from the National Coal Board's programme of pneumoconiosis field research. So far as bronchitis and emphysema are concerned, a number of studies have been carried out. Figures relating to bronchitis in general are also becoming available from my Department's Enquiry into the Incidence of Incapacity for Work between June, 1961, and June, 1962.