§ 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?
Sir H. YOUNG
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.