HC Deb 06 March 1934 vol 286 cc1656-7
64. Captain ELLISTON

asked the Minister of Health what percentage of all deaths from tuberculosis are caused by the bovine type of bacillus; how many children die annually from this cause; how many fresh cases of bovine infection develop each year; and what immediate steps can be taken to protect the public against the danger of tubercle infection through milk?


The best available information on the subject is contained in an official Memorandum on Bovine Tuberculosis in Man, a copy of which I am sending to my hon. and gallant Friend. As regards the last part of the question, local authorities already have powers for stopping the supply of milk infected with tuberculosis and a committee of the Economic Advisory Council is now considering measures for reducing the incidence of bovine tuberculosis and improving the milk supply.