HC Deb 28 May 1903 vol 123 c103

To ask the President of the Local Government Board during how many weeks in the past twelve months there have been epidemics of illness in the Hanwell Poor Law Schools.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) It appears from a Return which I have received from the clerk to the managers that during the year ended Saturday last there have been three slight epidemics of illness at these schools. Thus, there were fifty-nine cases of influenza during nine weeks, forty-three cases of chicken pox during twelve weeks, and twenty-six cases of whooping cough during ten weeks. The total number of cases of all other diseases for the year is nine. During thirteen weeks there was no case of disease in the schools. I am informed that there have been no deaths there since June, 1901. This reply does not take account of the mild attack of "blight" which has recently occurred in the schools.