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Nurses (Tuberculosis)

Volume 466: debated on Tuesday 28 June 1949

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asked the Minister of National Insurance to what extent nurses and other health workers who contract pulmonary tuberculosis in the course of their employment are now entitled to benefit under the Industrial Injuries Act.

The question whether, in the absence of regulations prescribing tuberculosis as an industrial disease, insured workers in these classes suffering from tuberculosis can claim benefit under the Industrial Injuries Act as for an industrial accident can only be determined by the statutory authorities on the facts of the particular case.