HC Deb 01 March 1910 vol 14 c735

asked the President of the Local Government Board if he was aware that an outbreak of diphtheria had occurred in the villages of Patrington and Keyingham, in the area of the Patrington District Council, Holderness, Yorks; that on 19th February the medical officer reported forty-three cases; that this was due to the insanitary condition of the villages, to which the medical officer and others had been calling the attention of the council for ten years; and that recently an inspection of the drains at Keyingham was made, when it was found that there was accumulated sewage to the depth of three feet, two feet wide, and 200 yards in length; and would he cause an inspector to be sent down to inquire and report?


I am aware of this outbreak, and have already sent an inspector to the district. He visited the villages last week, and a preliminary report received from him is now under consideration.