HC Deb 20 February 1945 vol 408 c615
34. Major Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of school children and children of pre-school age have been inoculated against diphtheria in the city of Glasgow.

Mr. Westwood

The medical officer of health estimates that of the children of school age and of pre-school age in Glasgow at 31st December, 1943, the percentages immunised against diphtheria were 60 per cent. and 23 per cent, respectively.

Major Lloyd

Assuming that my right hon. Friend must be dissatisfied with those figures, may I ask whether he would agree to see a deputation of representatives of the medical profession in Glasgow, in order to discuss ways and means of improving that deplorable condition?

Mr. MacLaren

Improve the housing in Glasgow.

Mr. Westwood

My right hon. Friend is always willing to meet deputations who are prepared to put any case before him to improve the health conditions of Scotland.