HC Deb 14 July 1942 vol 381 cc1061-2
24. Mrs. Hardie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in view of the increase in the number of cases of suspected tuberculosis amongst infants examined on entrance to Glasgow schools, he will have an investigation made into the quality of the milk supplied in the city?

Mr. Johnston

I have no reason to believe that the milk supplies to the city of Glasgow are the cause of any part of the increase in suspected tuberculosis. The cases in question are of suspected pulmonary tuberculosis, which is not generally due to bovine infection conveyed by milk.

Mrs. Hardie

Will the Department control the new milk scheme which comes into operation in September?

Mr. Johnston

I think so, but Glasgow is one of the best cities in the country as far as pasteurisation of milk is concerned.

Mr. Thorne

Will there be any difficulty in having children suffering from tuberculosis being educated in the open air?

Viscountess Astor

Surely most tuberculous children in Glasgow and elsewhere have open-air education?

Mr. Johnston

I should like notice of that question.