§ 31. Mr. Douglas
asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to a statement by the County Medical Officer of Health for London that the death-rate from pulmonary tuberculosis in London rose from 0.64 in 1938 to 1.10 in 1941, and that the death-rate from non-pulmonary tuberculosis rose in the same period from 0.09 to 0.15, or an increase in the death-rate from all forms of tuberculosis from 0.73 to 1.25; and whether he has any statement to make on these figures?
§ Mr. E. Brown
Yes, Sir. On the second part of the Question I would refer my hon. Friend to my reply of 26th November last to his Question on this subject.
§ Mr. Douglas
Do not the figures show that the incidence of tuberculosis had risen very much more in London and the large towns than in the country? How does the Minister reconcile that with 90 per cent. pasteurisation of milk in London?