HC Deb 12 March 1956 vol 550 cc24-5
34. Mrs. McLaughlin

asked the Minister of Health whether he will make a further statement on the progress of the poliomyelitis vaccination scheme.

Mr. Turton

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to the hon. Member for Meriden (Mr. Moss) on 5th March. Since then the number of local health authorities in England and Wales which have applied for approval of their plans for poliomyelitis vaccination has increased from 105 to 123. So far only one authority—Burton-on-Trent—has informed me of its decision not to take part.

Mrs. McLaughlin

Is the Minister satisfied that the necessary information about the poliomyelitis vaccine is in the hands of all the doctors, because some Press reports seem to indicate that doctors are not fully informed?

Mr. Turton

I understand that executive councils have distributed copies of the technical information to all doctors in England and Wales.