Mr. Alex Carlisle
asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many men suffering from pneumoconiosis are known to be excluded from the National Coal Board industrial death and retirement scheme by reason of having suffered from the disease prior to 30 March 1970; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
This is a matter for the National Coal Board. I have asked the chairman of the board to write to the hon. Member.