HC Deb 22 May 1924 vol 173 cc2409-10

asked the Minister of Health if, in view of the fact that the disease known as encephalitis lethargica has recently become prevalent, and of the nature of that disease, he is prepared to have a special investigation instituted as to its cause?


My right hon. Friend is not clear as to the nature of the special investigation which the hon. Member has in mind, but I may say that investigations as to the nature and cause of this disease, by officers of his Department and of the Medical Research Council, have been proceeding for some time past, and are being energetically pursued at the present time. Constant touch is also maintained with research workers abroad who are engaged in special investigations into this disease.

Captain EDEN

Is there to be an investigation with regard to the Ministry of Labour?