§ Sir W. Jenkins
asked the Home Secretary what action he has taken to implement the report of the Medical Research Council into lung diseases among coal-miners in South Wales; is he aware that the disease is on the increase; and will he take steps forthwith as the matter is vital for the mining industry?
§ Mr. H. Morrison
The Minister of Fuel and Power and I are fully alive to the urgency of this matter and are anxious to deal with it at the earliest date possible. Consultations with a view to securing agreement have been in progress with the representative bodies concerned, but are not yet complete.