HC Deb 28 February 1901 vol 90 cc58-9
MR. THOMAS BAYLEY (Derbyshire, Chesterfield)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate if he will institute an inquiry into the outbreak of small-pox in Glasgow in a manner similar to that in which the Local Government Board have granted inquiries on the occasions of recent outbreaks in England; and if he will extend such inquiry into the sanitary conditions of the city and its water supply.

*THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. A. GRAHAM Murray,) Buteshire

I am informed by the Local Government Board for Scotland that there does not seem to them to be any reason at present for instituting an inquiry into the sanitary condition of Glasgow and its water supply. The reference to the practice of the English Local Government Board is, I am informed by that Board, rather misleading. That Board usually send one of their medical inspectors to a district where small-pox is epidemic, in order that he may assist the local authorities with his advice and experience, but the Board have not on any recent occasion held an inquiry into an outbreak of small-pox.