§ Mr. COOPER
asked how many cases of small-pox have been reported in the county of London since 1st January, 1911; and how many of these cases had been vaccinated?
§ Mr. BURNS
From the 1st of January to the evening of yesterday forty-one cases were notified and removed to the Metropolitan Asylums Board's Hospitals. Of the thirty-six cases in the hospitals of the Asylums Board on Sunday evening last, twenty-nine were vaccinated and seven were unvaccinated. In twenty-four of the cases the vaccination was performed more than fifteen years ago, and in two others at least ten years ago. The three other vaccinated cases were those of children, and the attack is said to be mild.
§ Mr. HARRY LAWSON
asked the President of the Local Government Board, whether his attention has been called to the outbreak of small-pox in the East End of London; and whether he is satisfied that all proper steps are being taken to deal with it by the Metropolitan Asylums Board and the other local authorities?
§ Mr. BURNS
My attention has, of of course, been drawn to this outbreak and my officers have been inquiring into it The reports I have received show that all the authorities concerned are, through their officers, taking active measures to deal with the outbreak. Should the disease assume wider dimensions no doubt these measures may require to be supplemented.