HC Deb 08 March 1934 vol 286 c2009
19. Captain JAMES MacANDREW (for Lieut.-Colonel Sir ARNOLD WILSON)

asked the Minister of Health the decline in mortality from tuberculosis since 1851 and since 1911; and whether any European country can show a comparable decline in mortality from the same cause since 1911?


On the basis of the standardised death rates for all forms of tuberculosis annually published in the Registrar-General's Statistical Review, the 1932 mortality in England and Wales was approximately 56 per cent. of that in 1911 and 22½ per cent. only of the corresponding mortality of the quinquennium 1851–5. Comparable figures for other European countries are not completely available; but it would appear that no less improvement has been experienced in certain other countries.