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Sheffield Pneumoconiosis Medical Panel

Volume 527: debated on Tuesday 4 May 1954

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asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance how many persons suspected of being affected by pneumoconiosis were examined by the Sheffield Pneumoconiosis Medical Panel during the years 1952 and 1953, respectively; and in how many cases the diagnosis was confirmed by the panel.

The number of persons claiming benefit for pneumoconiosis under the National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) Acts first examined by the Sheffield Pneumoconiosis Medical Panel in 1952 was 857, and in 1953, 1,132. Of these, 480 and 477, respectively, were found to be suffering from the disease.