HC Deb 05 February 1952 vol 495 cc788-9
33. Mrs. Mann

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give comparable figures of the incidence of poliomyelitis between Scotland and England; and if he will state what steps are being taken to deal with these outbreaks.

Commander Galbraith

I am circulating figures in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Research is going on, in Scotland as elsewhere, into the special problems presented by the disease, but some of the methods by which it spreads are not yet fully understood. Meanwhile, all known

Period 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951* 1948–51*
Scotland 27.9 2.7 3.8 21.4 7.6 35.5
England and Wales 18.0 4.2 13.6 17.6 6.2 41.6
* 1951 figures are provisional.
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