HC Deb 16 March 1950 vol 472 cc1243-4
41. Mr. S. O. Davies

asked the Minister of Health if he will make a statement on the growth of children; whether the decline in their growth rates between 1945 and 1947 has been arrested; and whether the slowing down in 1947 and 1948 in the reduction in mortality from respiratory tuberculosis among young children has now been reversed.

Mr. Bevan

Yes, Sir, the 1946–47 decline has been arrested, and since 1947 the reduction in mortality referred to has been steadily resumed.