HC Deb 06 November 1911 vol 30 c1274

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has had under consideration the results of recent actuarial investigations carried out in the Francis Galton Laboratory of the University of London into the falling death rate from phthisis and the length of life of sanatoria patients; and, if so, whether, before sanctioning the expenditure of many thousands of pounds on the erection of sanatoria, he will cause a fresh actuarial inquiry to be made as to the effectiveness of sanatorium treatment?


My right hon. Friend is satisfied that "sanatorium benefit" as defined in the Bill, which is capable of modification in accordance with the growth of medical experience, comprises the best known means of treating tuberculosis and of aiding in preventing its spread.