§ 10. Sir R THOMAS
asked the Minister of Health the number of patients who underwent treatment for nervous complaints in London hospitals each year from 1920 to 1927; and how do the figures for the that quarter of 1928 compare with those for the corresponding quarter of last year?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Sir Kingsley Wood)
I am afraid that my right hon. Friend is not in possession of the particulars for which the hon. Baronet asks.
§ Sir K. WOOD
Perhaps the hon. Baronet will confer with my right hon. Friend to see if it is possible, but I am rather doubtful.
§ Sir R. THOMAS
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that he has had notice of this question? Has he not had euffident opportunity of making the inquiry?
§ Sir K. WOOD
Yes, Sir, but I do not think the hon. Baronet will suggest that we should communicate with every hospital in London asking for particulars 167 regarding what he calls "nervous complaints." There would be a great deal of discussion and difference of opinion upon the definition of that term alone.
Sir R. THO MAS
Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that those responsible for our hospitals and nursing homes in London have a definite idea as to the cause of this trouble, and that it is due to the excessive noise caused by the absence of silencers on motor cars and motor cycles?