As indicated in Answers to Questions by the hon. Member for Cheadle (Dr. Winstanley) on 3rd May and my hon. Friend the Member for Pontypool (Mr. Abse) on 22nd June, the recent illnesses in the Midlands and. Pontypool were mild.
A revised and up-to-date memorandum, on the Control or Outbreaks of Smallpox was sent to medical officers of health in England and Wales in September, 1964. The medical staff of my Department and the Welsh Board of Health have been in close touch with the medical officers of health of the areas affected, and my Chief Medical Officer has been communicating the latest information to all medical officers of health.