§ SIR FRANCIS CHANNING (Northamptonshire, E.)
To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he will send a circular to local authorities recommending them to use their powers to extend the provisions of the Notification of Diseases Act to cerebral meningitis, or will promptly introduce a short Bill to include this disease under this Act.
§ (Answered by Mr. John Burns.) The Local Government Board issued a circular to local authorities, in August 1905, enclosing a memorandum, which had been prepared by their medical officer, on the subject of cerebro-spinal fever. In that circular the Board intimated that they would be prepared to consider any application made to them by a sanitary authority for their approval to an extension of the provisions of The Infectious Disease (Notification)Act, 1889, to that disease for a limited period.