Tubercular Cases (Village Settlements).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ex-Service Men. – in the House of Commons on 24th April 1923.

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Photo of Mr George Lansbury Mr George Lansbury , Poplar Bow and Bromley


asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has received a communication from the British Legion, dated the 14th April, 1923, in connection with village settlement schemes for tubercular ex-service men as recommended by the Barlow Report of 1918, urging the completion of the village settlements at Papworth Hall and Barrowmore, and the establishment of further settlements; and whether, in view of the fact that a very considerable number of ex-service men are still suffering from tuberculosis, he will devote some portion of the Budget surplus to provide this accommodation?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to a similar question on Thursday last by the hon. and gallant Member for Leith.

Photo of Dr Thomas Watts Dr Thomas Watts , Manchester, Withington

Will the right hon. Gentleman cease to expend any more money on these schemes, which are useless in regard to either the cure or prevention of tuberculosis, and devote any funds he may have to assisting Monsieur Sphahlinger to produce a supply of his serum and vaccine, which is at present held up for want of funds?