HC Deb 23 March 1908 vol 186 cc1099-100
MR. FFRENCH (Wexford, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the New Ross Urban District Council passed resolutions to the effect that all cases of pulmonary consumption should be notified, that there should be more stringent and uniform measures for the regulation of milk and food supplies, that county councils should be enabled to erect and maintain hospitals, sanatoria, and dispensaries for the treatment of consumption, and that there should be a system of medical inspection of schools and school children; and whether he can hold out any hope of legislation in the direction indicated.


I have received several resolutions on this subject. The Tuberculosis Prevention (Ireland) Bill, which I am to introduce, will contain a clause providing for the compulsory notification of tuberculosis, and will also deal with the official supervision of dairies and of the sale of food. As to the medical inspection of schools, I would refer to the Answer given to the hon. Member for South Down on 26th February.