§ 50. Sir H. BRITTAIN
asked the Minister of Health to what extent the artificial sunlight treatment has been introduced into the hospitals in this country; and whether this form of treatment is proving successful?
I have no complete information as to the number of hospitals in this country in which this form of treatment is provided, but arrangements for the provision of this treatment have been approved, in connection with tuberculosis and maternity and child welfare schemes, in the case of 26 hospitals and sanatoria (exclusive of tuberculosis dispensaries and maternity and child welfare clinics). Reports on the approved schemes are now being considered in my Department, and I am not yet in a position to give a complete reply to the second part of the question, but I may say that this form of treatment, if appropriately applied, is undoubtedly beneficial in many cases.
§ Sir H. BRITTAIN
Is it not a fact that several Members of the Cabinet have undergone this treatment, which has resulted in strengthening their vitality?
I have not heard, and I have not noticed that any Members of the Cabinet showed any want of vitality.
§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman what he is doing to provide natural sun light for the people by abating the smoke in the country?
I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the measure which has already been introduced in another place.