§ 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?
§ Mr. SHAKESPEARE
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.