§ MR. GULLAND (Dumfries Burghs)
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware of the improved attitude of public opinion in Ireland on the subject of prevention of tuberculosis, due to the work of Lady Aberdeen; whether he is aware that public opinion in Scotland is maturing in favour of legislation; and whether he will introduce for Scotland a measure on the lines 98 of the Tuberculosis Prevention (Ireland) Bill.
§ MR. SINCLAIR
I am aware of the fact as stated, and will keep the matter in view, but I may refer my hon. friend to the Local Government Board's Circular of 10th March, 1906, and to the Public Health Amendment (Scotland) Act, 1907, from which it will be seen that every phase of pulmonary phthisis is already administratively provided for in Scotland by the existing public health legislation of that country. I may add that the Local Government Board are shortly to issue a second Memorandum indicating the progress that has been made in the administrative control of the disease during the last two years, and the Board have already consented to the adoption of the compulsory notification Act by nine local authorities.