HC Deb 16 August 1916 vol 85 cc1866-7
91. Major ASTOR

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether any and, if so, how many councils of counties and county boroughs have not yet submitted to the Board any scheme for providing that diagnosis and treatment of venereal diseases based on the recommendations of the Royal Commission in their Report dated 11th February, 1916, and promised by him on behalf of the Government to a deputation of the National Council for Combating Venereal Diseases on 14th April, 1916?


I am afraid my hon. and gallant Friend does not realise that it takes some time and consideration to evolve documents containing the technical and administrative details which the Department's Order and circular comprise. I am as anxious as he is that the scheme shall be set going, and I can assure him that there has been, and will be, no avoidable delay.