HC Deb 10 December 1942 vol 385 c1681
20. Sir P. Hurd

asked the Minister of Health whether he will make a statement on the character of the representations made to him by medical authorities and welfare workers as to the best means to combat venereal disease?

Mr. E. Brown

I have received representations from a number of medical and welfare organisations recommending some form of compulsory treatment, particularly for known sources of infection. Some welfare organisations have opposed compulsion and have called for an expansion of treatment facilities, social work, and education of the public, all of which have been and are being expanded.