HC Deb 15 June 1950 vol 476 cc541-2
34. Mr. Remnant

asked the Minister of Health whether he has considered the merits of B.C.G. vaccine as a tuberculosis immuniser; and whether he will make it available to the public.

Mr. Bevan

A trial use of the vaccine is being made for selected cases, but I am advised that it would not yet be suitable for indiscriminate use.

Mr. Remnant

Will the Minister keep in close touch with this experiment, as this shows every chance of being a most useful vaccine?

Mr. Bevan

We are watching it very anxiously and with a good deal of expectancy.

Mr. Snow

Will the Minister examine the controlled experiment conducted in Portsmouth over the last four years in connection with this vaccine?

Mr. Bevan

Certainly. If my hon. Friend will give me particulars I will have them investigated.

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