HC Deb 27 February 1936 vol 309 cc642-3

asked the Minister of Health how many of the deaths associated with vaccination on certificates of deaths in the years 1933, 1934 and 1935, respectively, were or will be classified by the Registrar-General to vaccinia; and how many deaths under five and over five years of age, respectively, were or will be classified as chicken-pox and erysipelas during the years in question?

The MINISTER OF HEALTH (Sir Kingsley Wood)

As the answer involves a tabular statement, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate the figures, so far as they are available, in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following are the figures:


I would prefer that the hon. Gentleman should look at the figures. If he wants any further information, perhaps he will put down another question.

Following is the answer:

In 1933, 10 deaths from chloroform poisoning (five suicides and five accidental deaths) were registered in England and Wales, of which four were attributable to chloroform alone and six to liniment (aconite, belladonna and chloroform). The corresponding figures for 1934 were four deaths (three suicides and one homicide), of which two were attributable to chloroform alone, one to chloroform and iodine, and one to liniment. The figures for 1935 are not as yet available.