HC Deb 18 December 1912 vol 45 cc1520-1W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether any statistics are available showing the effect of the open-air treatment for consumption at any public institution intended for that purpose for the last five years, particularly with regard to the present condition of patients who were inmates of such institutions four or five years ago; and, if so, whether he will lay them upon the Table of the House?


Numerous records have been published as regards various institutions, and many results are given in the report of the late Dr. Bulstrode, one of the medical inspectors of the Local Government Board, which was issued in 1908 and presented to Parliament. (Cd. 3657). The various records have not been kept on a uniform basis, and I do not think that any useful purpose would be served by an attempt to tabulate them. I may add that, in approving institutions under the National Insurance Act, 1911, the Local Government Board have attached to their approval the condition that such records will be kept as the Board, after consultation with the Insurance Commissioners, may require.