HC Deb 22 March 1938 vol 333 c998
63. Mr. Day

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that, during the 10 years from 1927 to 1936, there was an annual average of 527 deaths from measles in London alone; and, with a view to preventing any infectious disease becoming widespread, will he utilise his powers under the Public Health Act, 1936, to make regulations rendering all cases of measles compulsorily notifiable on a uniform basis?

Sir K. Wood

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. With regard to the last part, this matter has recently been under consideration by the London County Council, and I have informed them that I should be prepared to entertain an application for the making of regulations in regard to the notification of measles in London.

Mr. Day

Does the Minister agree that notification should be made compulsory, in order to prevent the spread of this disease?