§ 22. Sir Percy Hurd
asked the Minister of Health the percentage incidence of tuberculosis attributable to animal disease in London, where most of the milk is pasteurised, as compared with areas in which there is little or no pasteurisation?
§ Mr. E. Brown
I have not at hand information in the form asked for by my hon. Friend. I am making inquiries, and win communicate with him as soon as possible.
§ Dr. Edith Summerskill
Although the Minister has not the exact figures, would he make it clear to the House that, as his medical advisers have repeatedly stated, pasteurisation will reduce the incidence of tuberculosis?
§ 25. Dr. Summerskill
asked the Minister of Health whether he proposes to give full publicity to the statement in the Report of 1743 the Ministry of Health to the effect that only pasturised milk, or milk boiled at home if pasteurised milk cannot be bought, should be drunk?
Is the Minister going to adopt positive methods similar to those which have been given publicity in regard to immunisation?
§ Dr. Summerskill
Will the Minister assure me that the failure to adopt those methods is not the result of his desire to protect those interests which are selling infected milk?
§ Commander Locker-Lampson
Is it not quite legal to sell infected milk, but illegal to sell infected water?