HC Deb 20 June 1939 vol 348 c2004
44. Mr. Gallacher

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the total number of patients receiving treatment for tuberculosis at the last convenient date; and the number of persons who have been awaiting treatment for more than 10 days on that date from local authorities in Scotland?

Mr. Wedderburn

The number of patients receiving treatment under the tuberculosis schemes of local health authorities in Scotland in sanatoria or other institutions on 31st December, 1938, the most recent date for which figures are available, was 4,607. As regards the second part of the question, I regret that the information asked for is not available.

Mr. Gallacher

Is the Under-Secretary aware that there is a considerable shortage of effective sanatoria accommodation in Scotland, and that there are a great many patients waiting for attention? Will he take up this matter with a view of providing the necessary finance for a wide extension of sanatoria accommodation?