§ MR. G. C. T. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board, whether his attention has been drawn to a Report, dated 8th April last, from the Medical Officer of Health for Islington concerning the premature discharge of fever patients from the Metropolitan Asylums Board's hospitals, especially in the cases of residents of 32, Essex Road, and 2l, Cromwell Road; and, whether he will allay public anxiety on the subject by appointing a Committee to inquire into the question.
MR. SHAW LEFEVRK
I have communicated with the Metropolitan Asylums Manager with respect to the Report mentioned in the question, and I am informed that they have referred to their General Purposes Committee, for consideration and report, not only this particular Report, but also the whole question raised in the Annual Report for 1894 of the Medical Superintendent of the North Eastern Hospital as to the outbreak of illness in households after the return from hospital of recovered patients. Allegations have been made as to similar outbreaks where patients have been discharged from the hospitals of other bodies, and the subject has recently received the attention of the Medical Department of the Local Government Hoard, who hope shortly to issue a Report with respect to it.