§ Mr. Madden
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people have been awarded industrial disability benefit by pneumoconiosis medical panels because of byssinosis over the last five years; how many such applications have been rejected; and how many such applications have been rejected more than once.
§ Mr. Orme
The table below shows the number of examinations for byssinosis by pneumoconiosis medical boards.
culosis, or in a service ancillary to such treatment or nursing;
(b) in attendance upon a person or persons suffering from tuberculosis, where the need for such attendance arises by reason of physical or mental infirmity;
(c) as a research worker engaged in research in connection with tuberculosis;
(d) as a laboratory worker, pathologist or person taking part in or assisting at post-mortem examinations of human remains where the occupation involves working with material which is a source of tuberculosis infection."
§ Mr. Deakins
The two TB visitors employed at the health centre are paid on the scale £2,121–£2,646, plus London weighting allowance and, since 1st April 1976, the pay supplement of £312 per annum. This is the scale advised by the Whitley Council for TB visitors who do not hold the health visitors' certificate.