§ 24. Captain BOURNE
asked the Minister of Health the estimated number of persons in England and Wales suffering from tuberculosis on 1st January, 1928, or on the latest convenient date?
According to the returns furnished to my Department, the total number of notified cases of tuberculosis which remained on the registers of Local Authorities on the 31st December last was 363,187.
§ 25. Captain BOURNE
asked the Minister of Health the total number of sanatoria for the treatment of tuberculosis in England and Wales, distinguishing between those maintained wholly or partially from public funds and those supported by fees paid by the patients?
The number of institutions approved by my Department for the residential treatment of tuberculosis under the schemes of local authorities in England and Wales (excluding general hospitals) is 349, of which 215 have been provided by local authorities and 134 by voluntary bodies. These are all maintained wholly or partially out of public funds. I have no complete information regarding those institutions not so maintained.
§ 26. Captain BOURNE
asked the Minister of Health the number of persons in England and Wales who underwent treatment for tuberculosis in sanatoria during the year 1927, and the average duration of such treatment?
Complete particulars for the year 1927 are not yet available. During 1926 the number of persons who received residential treatment for tuberculosis under the schemes of local authorities was 63,680, and the average duration of treatment was approximately 150 days.