Mr. Bernard Taylor:
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of miners in Nottinghamshire certified by the certifying surgeons as suffering with dermatitis during the past 12 months; the number of cases examined by the medical referee on appeal by the employers; and in how many cases has the decision of the certifying surgeons been reversed by the medical referee during the same period?
I regret that the information asked for in the first part of the Question is not available. The number of cases examined by the medical referee on appeal by the employers, during the 12 months ending 30th September last, in all employments was 80, of which number 54 were allowed. The returns do not show how many of these cases were miners.