HC Deb 07 November 1916 vol 87 cc48-9

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether any steps are being taken to secure throughout Scotland greater progress in combating tuberculosis by any of the following methods, namely: by securing more careful diagnosis of cases in which there is any possibility of tuberculosis disease and, consequently, more general notification in the earlier stages, an improvement of housing conditions, and the establishment and development of after-care committees for the supervision of cases after institutional treatment and for assisting patients to qualify for a suitable change of employment?


I recognise the importance of the subject raised by my hon. Friend and have consulted with the Local Government Board for Scotland, who will lose no opportunity of encouraging local authorities, so far as practicable under existing conditions, to deal with the problem of tuberculosis by any available method. I cannot go into greater detail within the limits of a Parliamentary question and answer.