HC Deb 26 October 1916 vol 86 cc1325-6
111. Captain C. BATHURST

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether, as stated in the recently-published Women Social Workers' Appeal, venereal disease is certainly spreading in the United Kingdom and affecting a large number of innocent persons; and, if so whether he will institute compulsory notification and compulsory treatment, as in the case of other dangerous contagious diseases, and at the same time take steps to check the activities of fraudulent persons professing ability to cure the disease, as recommended by the Select Committee on Patent and Proprietary Medicines?


On the question of notification, perhaps I may refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I have already given to the hon. ' and gallant Member for Wednesbury. The suggestion contained in the latter part of the question is under consideration.