HC Deb 27 February 1936 vol 309 c643

asked the Minister of Health the number of persons in the parish of Pinxton, Derbyshire, who were affected with scarlet fever during the months of November and December, 1935, and January, 1936; whether he is aware that complaints have been made regarding the unsatisfactory sanitary arrangements in this parish; and whether he is assured that such sanitary arrangements have no connection with this outbreak?


The number of persons affected with scarlet fever during the time mentioned was, as I am informed by the local authority, 25. According to the report by the medical officer of health, no evidence has been found that the sanitary conditions contributed to the outbreak in question. I am informed, however, that the sanitary conditions at Pinxton are not regarded as satisfactory, and that the rural district council have under consideration a scheme for the reorganisation of the sewage disposal works of the parish.