Card-Room Dust.

Oral Answers to Questions — Industrial Diseases. – in the House of Commons on 12th November 1936.

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Photo of Sir Harold Sutcliffe Sir Harold Sutcliffe , Royton

asked the Home Secretary whether he can make any statement with regard to the position of the Home Office in respect of card-room dust, as a result of the recent deputation representing the card-room workers' amalgamation?

Photo of Mr John Simon Mr John Simon , Spen Valley

Yes, Sir. I have decided to set up a committee to explore the question whether a workable scheme can be devised for providing some compensation for card-room and certain other workers disabled by respiratory illness as indicated in the report of the Committee en Dust in Cardrooms.

Photo of Mr Rhys Davies Mr Rhys Davies , Westhoughton

When will the right hon. Gentleman be able to give us the names of the committee?

Photo of Mr John Simon Mr John Simon , Spen Valley

I am not in a position at the moment to make an announcement in regard to the constitution of the committee, but no time will be lost.