§ MR. COGHILL
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board if he can state what has been the total or approximate cost to the different local bodies of the outbreak of small-pox in 1903 in London and the metropolitan district and in the rest of England and Wales respectively.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. WALTER LONG,) Bristol, S.
There was no epidemic small-pox in London in the year 1903, the previous outbreak having in effect come to an end by Michaelmas, 1902. The expenditure of the Metropolitan Asylums Board in the year to Michaelmas, 1902, in respect of the removal, care, and treatment of patients consequent upon the epidemic is estimated at £132,381. This is in addition to a capital expenditure of about £492,000 for accommodation and transport facilities, which are practically still available. I am not in a position to give 1052 the particulars asked for as regards the other local authorities referred to in the Question.