§ List of areas in respect of which no appointment of tuberculosis officers has been notified to the Local Government Board:—
§ 1. Counties.—Bedford, Cambridge, Isle of Ely, Cheshire, Cumberland, Huntingdon, Lincoln (parts of Holland), Lincoln (parts of Kesteven), Norfolk, Soke of Peterborough, Northumberland, Nottingham, Oxford, Rutland, Southampton, Isle. of Wight, Staffordshire, West Sussex, Warwickshire, Yorks (North Riding).536W
§ 2. County Boroughs.—Barrow in Furness, Bath, Blackpool, Bolton, Bournemouth, Bury, Canterbury, Chester, Coventry, Devonport, Dudley, Exeter, Gateshead, Great Yarmouth, Grimsby, Hastings, Huddersfield, Northampton, Norwich, Oldham, Oxford, Plymouth, Preston, Reading, Rochdale, Smethwick, Stockport, Sunderland, Walsall, Warrington, West Bromwich, West Hartlepool, Wolverhampton, Barnsley, Dewsbury.
§ Mr. BURNS
In many instances the accommodation required by county councils is being provided by agreement at existing institutions. Sometimes this is being done by appropriating for tuberculosis the whole or a part of the institution, and sometimes by the addition of buildings; in many instances the institution is owned by some other local authority or by a voluntary body, and not by the county council. The number of councils of counties and county boroughs who themselves own, or have acquired by lease, buildings which are used for the reception of persons suffering from tuberculosis is fifty-two. I am not able to state exactly the number of councils who are actually building at the present time, but the Local Government Board have approved the acquisition of land for the erection of buildings in three cases; they have approved of the acquisition of mansions with largo grounds in four cases; they have approved of plans for the extension of existing buildings in sixteen cases; and in several other cases plans are under consideration. The Board are also aware that thirteen councils arc now negotiating for the acquisition of sites which have been inspected by the Board's medical inspectors, and approved subject to conditions. As regards the last part of the question, twenty-six county councils and twenty-four councils of county boroughs have not at present acquired buildings or the use of beds in existing institutions, but in respect of eighteen of these counties and ten of these county boroughs schemes have been submitted to the Board. which include proposals for providing 537W sanatorium accommodation. The foregoing statement relates only to England (excluding Monmouth).