§ MR. JESSE COLLINGS
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether, in view of the importance of the Reports of the Medical Officer of Health, he will cause such Reports to be sent to the officers of health of the Sanitary Authorities throughout the Kingdom, and also to free libraries and to village reading rooms?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. H. H. FOWLER,) Wolverhampton, E.
I may say that I sympathise to a great extent with the desire of the right hon. Gentleman. The Local Government Board are in the habit of forwarding Medical Reports to the Local Authorities and the Local Public Officers. I would point out that the Treasury did not agree with my predecessor, Mr. Ritchie, as to a further extension of this distribution. I have not had the opportunity yet of approaching the Treasury, but I mean to make a further effort in that direction, when, perhaps, I may meet with a better fate than Mr. Ritchie when he made a similar application.