HC Deb 30 October 1947 vol 443 c1066
17. Mr. Shephard

asked the Minister of Health what progress is being made in the provision of mass radiography sets; how many are now in operation, and how many persons have been examined for tuberculosis by this means.

Mr. Bevan

There are 23 sets operating in England and Wales. Arrangements are in progress for starting 14 more, and further expansion is planned as apparatus comes forward. Up to the end of June 1,669,000 persons had been examined.

Mr. Shephard

Can the Minister give an indication of when a sufficient number of these sets will be available to provide every major local authority with one of them?

Mr. Bevan

I cannot give that information at the moment, but we are doing our very utmost to provide them as quickly as we can.