§ 40. Mr. HUME-WILLIAMS
asked how many isolation hospitals in the country are, or are going to be, used in pursuance of the National Insurance Act for the reception of tuberculous patients; and what, if any, arrangements are being made in such cases to provide accommodation, in case of an outbreak of infectious disease, for those who have to be at once isolated, and for whom the hospitals were constructed?
§ The PRESIDENT of the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. Burns)
My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. At present thirty-eight isolation hospitals in England and Wales have been approved for the purpose of providing treatment for insured persons suffering from tuberculosis. It is not possible to say what number may be hereafter approved, but in all cases the necessity of having suitable arrangements for dealing with outbreaks of other infectious diseases will be kept in view.