§ Mr. ASTOR
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether any local authorities, in preparing schemes for the treatment of tuberculosis, have made provision for treating children; if so, if he will state how many local authorities have already done so; how much of the £100,000 allocated for children's institutions has been spent; how much has been promised; and how much of it has not yet been allocated?
§ Mr. HERBERT LEWIS
In almost every case schemes prepared by local authorities for the treatment of tuberculosis relate to the whole population; in thirty-one cases it has been expressly stated that the scheme will provide for children; and in eighteen cases some provision for children has already been made. At the present moment, no portion of the £100,000 provisionally allocated for separate institutions for children has actually been spent, but about £30,000 has been conditionally promised, and proposals which would involve further Grants of from £30,000 to £40,000 are now under consideration.