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National Insurance (Pneumoconiosis)

Volume 477: debated on Tuesday 4 July 1950

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asked the Minister of National Insurance what are the administrative difficulties which prevent her from abolishing the five-year time limit for miner's pneumoconiosis compensation.

I am not sure that the hon. Member appreciates that, as the Workmen's Compensation Acts have been repealed, further legislation—which would have to operate retrospectively—would be needed.