Oral Answers to Questions — Silicosis

– in the House of Commons on 8th September 1942.

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Photo of Mr James Griffiths Mr James Griffiths , Llanelly

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power, what progress has been made in the consideration of the Report of the Medical Research Council on the problem of silicosis; and when it is proposed to give legislative effect to the committee's recommendations?

Photo of Mr Osbert Peake Mr Osbert Peake , Leeds North

I have been asked to reply. Proposals for action in the direction recommended by the Committee have been communicated to the two sides of the industry and discussions are in progress. I hope that it may be possible to reach agreement on these proposals at an early date as a basis for legislation.