Coal-Mining (Silicosis).

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons at on 10 March 1925.

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Photo of Mr Geoffrey Peto Mr Geoffrey Peto , Frome


asked the Secretary for Mines for how long the question of silicosis among coal mines has been under investigation by the Health Advisory Committee; and when they are likely to reach a decision as to its scheduling under the Workmen's Compensation Act?

Photo of Mr George Lane-Fox Mr George Lane-Fox , Barkston Ash

The alleged prevalence of silicosis among coal-miners has been under consideration by the Health Advisory Committee for about two years. The evidence so far laid before the Committee is quite insufficient to justify any recommendation in respect of compensation, and the Committee would welcome further data.