§ MR. LUPTON
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if his attention has been called to the statement of Dr. Alexander James, F.R.C.P., Edinburgh, that compulsory notification and isolation of infectious ailments has acted injuriously; if his attention has been called to the statement of Dr. C. K. Millard, medical officer of health for Leicester, to the effect that hospital isolation has failed to reduce 507 scarlet fever; and will he introduce legislation to make notification and removal to a hospital non-compulsory in Ireland.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) My hon. friend has called my attention to the statements in question, but I understand that the great majority of the medical profession take the opposite view. I cannot undertake to introduce legislation for the purpose suggested.