HC Deb 27 March 1911 vol 23 cc892-3

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether, in view of the serious epidemic of measles prevailing at present, and the consequent mortality among London school children, he will consider taking the necessary steps to make measles a notifiable disease?


I am at present considering what further steps can be taken to deal with this serious outbreak, and the question of making measles a notifiable disease will have my attention.


Will the right hon. Gentleman, in the course of his inquiry, see whether one of the staff of the public health side of the Local Government Board could be used in the inquiries into the particular districts where the mortality is highest, so that we may know what the social and housing conditions are?


I am very pleased to say that that particular point has been dealt with at the several conferences that have taken place during the last few weeks between the officers of the County Council, the Education Department, and the officers of the Local Government Board.