HC Deb 19 June 1928 vol 218 c1582
27. Mr. OLIVER

asked the Minister of Health the total annual cost to the nation of tuberculosis for the past four years, taken separately, and the amount of money expended during the same periods on the disposal or reclamation of slum areas?

Captain MARGESSON (Lord of the Treasury)

I have been asked to reply. As the answer involves a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

The total expenditure in England and Wales on the carrying out of the approved schemes for the treatment of tuberculosis during each of the last four years for which figures are at present available, excluding capital expenditure, was as follows:

Year ended the 31st March:

1924 2,884,062
1925 3,034,600
1926 3,157,694
1927 3,294,991

I regret that similar information as regards slum clearance schemes is not at present available. Of the total estimated capital expenditure of £8,546,000 to be incurred on schemes which have been approved in recent years, it is estimated that about £4,551,000 has been expended to date.