§ Mr. BLACK
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that in a Report recently issued by the Department on isolation hospitals, by Dr. H. Franklin Parsons, the doctor states that there is no near prospect that local authorities will find it unnecessary to be provided with hospital accommodation for the isolation of infectious diseases other 1401W than small-pox, though the scale on which such accommodation may be needed will vary in different districts; whether he agrees with the view therein expressed; and, if so, why he considers there is a near prospect of further hospital accommodation for the isolation of small-pox being unnecessary?
§ Mr. BURNS
The paragraph in Dr. Parsons' Report to which reference is made is one dealing with the case of hospitals for diseases other than small-pox. The following paragraph deals with the question of small-pox hospitals, and there is no suggestion in it that small-pox hospitals are as yet unnecessary.