§ Mr. Mason
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance, if he will now introduce legislation to amend the Industrial Injuries Acts in order to take account of the increasing numbers of persons in heavy industries who gradually become disabled through injury by process of a number of small yet not officially recognised injuries which have not qualified for disability payments; and if he will make a statement.4W
§ Lieut-Commander Maydon
No. I have no information that confirms the hon. Member's statement about the numbers of persons in heavy industries who suffer injury by process. This problem was very fully considered in 1955 by a Departmental Committee under the chairmanship of Mr. F. W. Beney, Q.C. The Committee did not recommend any change in the scheme's provisions in this respect. The matter is discussed in paragraphs 51 to 56 of the Committee's report (Cmd. 9548).