§ Mr. G. N. BARNES (for Mr. Summerbell)
asked the Prime Minister if he is aware that during the past 10 years 3,286 men have been discharged from the Army, 2,673 from the Navy, and 1,057 men and women from the Post Office, in all 7,016 persons, suffering from tuberculosis; that no provision has been made by the Government for the care of such invalids or the prevention of the spread of the disease; and whether, in view of the efforts made by the Government, in the shape of legislation and other measures, to check the ravages of this disease, he is prepared to take action with a view of making provision for the proper treatment of all such cases in the future?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
I understand that the figures stated in the first part of the question are correct. In answer to the remainder of the question, I have nothing to add to the answer given to him by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 11th November, 1908.