74. Mr. OUTH WA ITE
asked the President of the Local Government Board if he will secure reports from the medical officers of health of those districts in,Cornwall to which miners return after employment in the mines of the Witwatersrand with regard to the prevalence of phthisis amongst those men?
§ Mr. BURNS
I quite agree that it is important to obtain information on this question, and I am about to communicate with the authorities concerned. The county council of Cornwall have appointed a tuberculosis officer, and are actively engaged in providing a sytem of dispensaries, sanatoria, and hospitals for the county for dealing with persons suffering from tuberculosis.