Dr Thomas Watts: 66. asked the Minister of Labour, as representing the Ministry of Health, if, in view of the serious epidemic of small-pox, he will take steps to enforce the provisions of the Vaccination Acts; and, having regard to the fact that there are upwards of 3,000,000 unvaccinated children in the country, will he consider the advisability of repealing the conscientious objection clauses of that Act?
Dr Thomas Watts: Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that, owing to there having been so few prosecutions, if any, during the last few years, the Vaccination Acts have become practically a dead letter?
Dr Thomas Watts: 89. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department, as representing the Ministry of Health, the total number of insurance committees in England, the total number of members, and the total expense of the meetings, including railway fares, payments to members for loss of time, and for subsistence; and whether, in the interests of economy, he is prepared to consider the...
Dr Thomas Watts: 69. asked the Minister of Health if any investigations have been made by his Department as to the value of the Spahlinger treatment for tuber culosis; if so, what is the nature of the reports received; and, if no investigation has yet been made, will he take steps at the earliest possible date to have a thorough investigation made, as has already been done by the United States of America and...
Dr Thomas Watts: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the lives of many people suffering from tuberculosis have already been saved by the use of this serum?
Dr Thomas Watts: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that under the present agreement many doctors are expected to be on duty 24 hours a day and seven days a week?
Dr Thomas Watts: 61. asked the Home Secretary if he is aware that permission is being sought to close the Ardwick Cementery, Manchester; and, if so, will he before giving that permission take steps to safeguard the rights of those people who own graves in that cemetery and who, having lived in the district all their lives, wish to be interred there when they die?
Dr Thomas Watts: 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?
Dr Thomas Watts: Is it not a fact that many magistrates themselves have conscientious objections to granting these certificates?
Dr Thomas Watts: Is my hon. and gallant Friend aware that disabled medical men with several years' war service, who have served on the Board for several years, are gradually being replaced by young men, in many cases engaged in general practice, and with no war service?
Dr Thomas Watts: 70. asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware of the delay in putting business premises on the telephone in Didsbury, owing to the removal of overhead wires and telephone posts before the completion of the underground system, and that the District. Bank, Limited, applied to have a telephone fixed in their newly-opened branch at Didsbury in September last, but nothing has been done, and on...
Dr Thomas Watts: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that each of these cases costs the local authority £250 for treatment, isolation, disinfection and so forth; has his attention been drawn to the report of a medical officer of health who proves distinctly that in his area, with the money which had to be spent on these cases. they could have built 1,000 or 1,500 houses?
Dr Thomas Watts: How does the hon. Gentleman account for the fact that, despite the number of cases of smallpox which occur, proceedings are rarely, if ever, instituted under the present Vaccination Act?
Dr Thomas Watts: 91. asked the Minister of Health if he will furnish figures showing
Dr Thomas Watts: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that manipulative surgery is pure humbug.
Dr Thomas Watts: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the time taken up by going to the booking office and filling up the voucher, and then giving it in exchange for the ticket has on several occasions on a Friday afternoon led to hon. Members missing their trains?
Dr Thomas Watts: The Amendment is very similar to one that I have down immediately afterwards, to substitute the Joint Committee for the Commissioners of Customs and Excise, and I should be quite prepared to accept the licensing authority as proposed by the Government. My reason for putting down my Amendment is that we, in this country, are very much behind continental countries in the use of sera and...
Dr Thomas Watts: I beg to move, in page 3, line 32, at the end, to add the words one member appointed by the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and one member appointed by the Royal College of Physicians of London. The hon. Member in mentioning this committee, spoke of it as a very strong body. I think it is open to many objections. For example, I cannot understand why the Council of the Pharmaceutical...
Dr Thomas Watts: 1. asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if the Factory Department of the Home Office is to be represented at the Fourth International Medical Congress of Industrial Accidents and Diseases, to be held at Amsterdam in September next?
Dr Thomas Watts: Does that mean that, with the single exception of this country, practically every country in Europe is to be represented?