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Volume 640: debated on Monday 8 May 1961

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asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance in how many of the 143 appeals made to the commissioners during the past three years, under the National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) Acts, 1946–60, medical evidence was submitted which was in conflict with the findings of the Pneumoconiosis Medical Panel as to whether pneumoconiosis was a contributory cause of death.

The papers containing the details of these cases are not now available centrally, and it will take some time to get them together for examination. I have however arranged for this work to be put in hand and will write to the hon. Member as soon as it is completed.