HC Deb 01 December 1920 vol 135 cc1228-9
79. Captain ELLIOT

asked the Minister of Health what steps are being taken to deal with the tuberculous ex-service men; and whether the Tuberculosis Bill will be passed through all its stages this Session?


Considerable additions have been and are being made to the available accommodation for the sanatorium treatment of tuberculous ex-service men, and to the facilities available for the concurrent treatment and training of these men. Provision is made in the Public Health (Tuberculosis) Bill for the establishment of village settlements and employment colonies for the benefit of tuberculous patients and their families, but I regret to say that owing to the pressure of Parliamentary business it will not be possible to pass the Bill this Session.

Captain ELLIOT

Can the right hon. Gentleman give any indication as to whether it will be introduced at any early date next Session?


I think my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House has already replied to that question.