HC Deb 23 November 1911 vol 31 cc1364-5

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?


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 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.