§ Mr. EUGENE WASON
asked whether it is the intention of the Local Government Board for Scotland to issue regulations making consumption a notifiable disease in Scotland, in the same way as it has recently been made a notifiable disease in England?
§ Mr. URE
The Local Government Board for Scotland has for years urged upon local authorities the desirability of making pulmonary phthisis a notifiable disease, with the result that compulsory notification has already been applied and is in force over areas containing 57 per cent. of the population of Scotland. The Board 1365 has now under consideration the question whether the time has come for the issue of a general order on the lines suggested by my right hon. Friend.