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Silicosis And Pneumoconiosis

Volume 440: debated on Wednesday 23 July 1947

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether the silicosis or pneumoconiosis boards for the medical and radiological examinations of workers suspected of suffering from these industrial diseases, have yet come under the control of his Department; whether the previous medical arrears of medical work and examinations for these diseases are being overtaken; and how long now are applicants kept before examination.

The answer to the first part of the Question is "No." The latter part of the Question should be addressed to my right hon. Friend the Minister of National Insurance who is responsible for these matters.