HC Deb 21 May 1957 vol 570 cc1012-3
15. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many cases of tuberculosis were discovered in Glasgow as a result of the recent mass radiography; how soon they will have necessary hospital treatment; and whether any arrangements to second medical specialist staffs from other areas are being made.

Mr. Maclay

The clinical assessment of patients identified in the Glasgow mass X-ray campaign is still proceeding. To date, 947 persons have been admitted to hospitals for further investigation or treatment. Another 100 people are due to go into hospital. No secondment of medical staff is necessary.

Mr. Thomson

Can the Secretary of State say from where these figures are provided about the total number of the cases of tuberculosis, because widely varied figures have been published in the Press? Is he aware that my concern here is that the magnificent efforts made in Scotland by his Department and the Glasgow Corporation should be adequately followed up?

Mr. Maclay

The follow-up is comprehensive. The possible reason for some discrepancy in the figures is that some have been made available before the fullest clinical assessment. That is still going on, and that is why there may be changes in the figures as time goes on.