§ 54. Sir C. CAYZER
asked the Minister of Health whether he has, with the help of the medical profession, obtained data to enable him to ascertain whether the use of swimming baths enclosed or open, or otherwise constructed and available for the general public, increases the risk of ear or throat trouble, or microbic infection of a kindred nature?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Mr. Shakespeare)
I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of a report issued by the Ministry in 1929 summarising the information available on the subject and recommending certain courses of action. My right hon. Friend is advised that the conclusions in the report are confirmed by subsequent experience.
§ Sir ARTHUR MICHAEL SAMUEL
Is there any truth in the allegation that these public baths are definitely the cause of ear and throat trouble?
§ Mr. SHAKESPEARE
Yes, unless there is frequent filtration and continuous chlorination, trouble may occur.