Silicosis, South Wales.

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry. – in the House of Commons on 27th January 1942.

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serving 716 collieries are in operation at the present time and canteens to serve a further 464 collieries are in preparation. The detailed figures asked for by the hon. Member will be provided in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Smith:

Is the Secretary for Mines satisfied that all sections of the industry are co-operating with a view to bringing about the maximum arrangements, and have the arrangements that have been made resulted in increased output?

Photo of Mr David Grenfell Mr David Grenfell , Gower

There is better co-operation now than there was six or nine months ago. I think the work has been very well done, and I am sure that the results are very satisfactory and that the men are in a better condition than they were before.

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into the incidence of silicosis among coalminers in South Wales has now been completed; and whether he can make a statement indicating the findings of the Committee and their recommendations?

Photo of Sir John Anderson Sir John Anderson , Combined Scottish Universities

The investigation has been completed. A full report on the medical studies is in the Press, and will be available within a few weeks; it will be prefaced by a statement giving the findings and recommendations of the committee. A second report which deals with the environmental studies is almost ready for printing.