Diphtheria Immunisation, Glasgow

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20 February 1945.

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Major Lloyd:

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of school children and children of pre-school age have been inoculated against diphtheria in the city of Glasgow.

Photo of Mr Joseph Westwood Mr Joseph Westwood , Stirling and Falkirk District of Burghs

The medical officer of health estimates that of the children of school age and of pre-school age in Glasgow at 31st December, 1943, the percentages immunised against diphtheria were 60 per cent. and 23 per cent, respectively.

Major Lloyd:

Assuming that my right hon. Friend must be dissatisfied with those figures, may I ask whether he would agree to see a deputation of representatives of the medical profession in Glasgow, in order to discuss ways and means of improving that deplorable condition?

Photo of Mr Andrew MacLaren Mr Andrew MacLaren , Stoke-on-Trent Burslem

Improve the housing in Glasgow.

Photo of Mr Joseph Westwood Mr Joseph Westwood , Stirling and Falkirk District of Burghs

My right hon. Friend is always willing to meet deputations who are prepared to put any case before him to improve the health conditions of Scotland.