HC Deb 23 March 1967 vol 743 cc350-1W
Mr. Kelley

asked the Minister of Social Security what investigations are being carried out by her Department into the causation of Caplan's complex with a view to having the condition scheduled as a prescribed disease in respect of coalmining.

Miss Herbison

Caplan's Syndrome which is a rheumatoid condition of the lungs found in association with pneumoconiosis is accepted as part of the latter disease for Industrial Injuries purposes. The question of scheduling the condition as a prescribed disease does not therefore arise.

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