Tuberculosis.

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health. – in the House of Commons on 18th June 1942.

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Photo of Mr Arthur Pearson Mr Arthur Pearson , Pontypridd

asked the Minister of Health how many county councils in Wales have in operation after-care schemes of a satisfactory standard for tuberculosis sufferers; and are sufficiently energetic steps being taken to provide adequate after-care?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

I am obtaining the latest information on this matter and will communicate it to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.

Photo of Mr Arthur Pearson Mr Arthur Pearson , Pontypridd

Is not the Minister aware that a good deal of concern has been shown at the inadequacy of the after-care scheme in fighting this scourge?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

Yes, Sir, and I share it.

Photo of Dr Edith Summerskill Dr Edith Summerskill , Fulham West

asked the Minister of Health, how many cases of non-pulmonary tuberculosis were notified last year; and how many were considered to be of bovine origin?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

The number of cases of non-pulmonary tuberculosis, notified in England and Wales during the year 1941 was 13,720. The information referred to m the second part of the Question is not available.

Photo of Dr Edith Summerskill Dr Edith Summerskill , Fulham West

In view of the serious implications of the right hon. Gentleman's answer, is he co-operating with the Ministry of Food in order to ensure that all milk under the National Milk Scheme undergoes some form of purification before it is sold to the public?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

There is another Question about that.