HC Deb 27 March 1941 vol 370 cc690-1
21. Mr. David Adams

asked the Minister of Health what is the general position of tuberculosis after-care work in this country at the present moment; and the resulting position with regard to the influx of new cases to tuberculosis dispensaries, especially in industrial and heavily bombed areas?

Mr. E. Brown

According to the latest information in my possession, 121 tuberculosis authorities out of 174 in England and Wales have made after-care arrangements. The number of new cases attending dispensaries is well maintained in urban areas, having regard to the effects of evacuation from those areas.

Mr. Adams

Does the Minister recognise the great importance of this matter and the fact that statements are being made in the official Press that a good deal more is required with regard to after-care for tuberculosis?

Mr. Brown

We fully recognise the importance of the question.