Silicosis.

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry. – in the House of Commons on 18th July 1939.

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Mr. David Adams:

asked the Secretary for Mines the number of men certified in the Durham coalfield to be suffering from silicosis during each of the years 1935 to date?

Photo of Mr Robert Hudson Mr Robert Hudson , Southport

As the answer involves a number of figures I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

Coal miners in Durham certified under the Various Industries (Silicosis) Schemes, 1931 and 1934.
Year.Disablement Cases.Cases of death not previously certified as disabled.
19352
193622
19371
19381
1939* (to 31st May).11
*Provisional figures.

Photo of Mr Thomas Kennedy Mr Thomas Kennedy , Kirkcaldy District of Burghs

asked the Secretary for Mines the number of workers employed in the coal-mining industry in Scotland, certified to be suffering from silicosis, in each of the years from 1935 to 1939?

Photo of Mr Robert Hudson Mr Robert Hudson , Southport

The number of coal miners in Scotland certified under the Various Industries (Silicosis) Schemes, 1931 and 1934, was one in each of the years 1935 and 1936, two in each of the years 1937 and 1938, and three, according to provisional figures, in the first five months of 1939.

Photo of Mr Thomas Kennedy Mr Thomas Kennedy , Kirkcaldy District of Burghs

Is the right hon. Gentle man aware that there are in Scotland no facilities for the treatment of this disease similar to those in operation in England and elsewhere?