Pottery Industry (Regulations).

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons at on 18 February 1929.

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Photo of Mr Andrew MacLaren Mr Andrew MacLaren , Stoke-on-Trent Burslem

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any date has been fixed for the issue of the draft regulations for amending the present regulations in the pottery industry, as recommended by the Departmental Committee appointed to consider a scheme of compensation for silicosis in the pottery industry; and what are the reasons for the delay in issuing the draft regulations?

Photo of Mr William Joynson-Hicks Mr William Joynson-Hicks , Twickenham

The issue of these regulations has been postponed pending the report of the Committee which I appointed in December last to inquire into the medical arrangements for diagnosis of silicosis. It is essential that before attempting to deal with this question I should have the report of the medical investigation.