HC Deb 08 March 1911 vol 22 cc1195-6

asked the President of the Local Government Board if, with a view to ascertaining the relative values, if any, of the various methods of dealing with outbreaks of measles, he will cause a Return to be made showing the number of deaths from measles in each of the Metropolitan boroughs during the four months, November and December, 1910, and January and February, 1911; the death rate from measles in each borough for the same period; the special methods adopted by each borough for dealing with measles, specifying boroughs in which calls are paid at the door and leaflets left, boroughs in which each known patient receives a personal visit with a view to ascertaining the conditions under which he is being nursed and the general sanitary conditions of the home, and boroughs in which disinfection is carried out; and the number of inquests held in each borough during the same period on children dying from measles and not having received medical attention?


Having regard to the statistics which are regularly issued by the Registrar-General, I doubt whether any further return of deaths from measles is required. I will send the hon. Member a table showing the deaths from measles in each Metropolitan borough as recorded weekly from November to February last. As regards the methods which are adopted for dealing with measles in London, much information will be found in the Report of the Medical Officer of Health of the county for the year 1904.