HC Deb 24 May 1976 vol 912 c78W
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. Steen

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services on what salary scale TB visitors who work in the Health Centre, Hackney, are paid.

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.

Forward to