§ MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S. W.)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether any "Local Authority," in pursuance of the power conferred by Section 7 of "The Infectious Disease (Notification) Act, 1889," has passed an order applying the Act within their district to influenza; and whether he is advised that influenza is an "infectious disease" within the meaning of the Act?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. RITCHIE,) Tower Hamlets, St. George's
No Local Authority has passed an order extending the Infectious Disease (Notification) Act to influenza. I am advised that influenza is an infectious disease, and therefore within the terms of the Act.