Milk (Pasteurisation).

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health. – in the House of Commons on 12th November 1936.

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Photo of Mr Robert Morrison Mr Robert Morrison , Tottenham North

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the recent epidemic in Bournemouth which involved 500 cases of infection and 40 deaths, he proposes to take steps to make the pasteurisation of milk compulsory?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

I am, of course, fully aware of the facts of this case, but I cannot undertake to introduce legislation on the subject at the present time.

Photo of Mr Robert Morrison Mr Robert Morrison , Tottenham North

Did not the right hon. Gentleman make a speech recently in which he said that pasteurisation would have prevented this epidemic?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

I will send the hon. Member an exact copy of what I said. There is no doubt that in this case it had an important bearing on the matter.