§ 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.