HC Deb 18 March 1952 vol 497 cc2090-1
33. Mrs. Jean Mann

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will report on the Scottish scheme for tuberculosis patients to go to Switzerland; and whether this will be continued, extended or abandoned

Mr. J. Stuart

I am glad to say that the scheme is going well. There are now 167 patients in Switzerland and others will be sent as and when these patients complete their treatment. The first main party came home last week and have already been replaced.

Mrs. Mann

Will the right hon. Gentleman give an assurance that the scheme will not be cut down in any way but will be extended?

Mr. Stuart

The scheme is being continued, and by the early summer we hope to have a full complement of 180.