§ Major ASTOR
asked the Secretary to the Local Government Board whether any and, if so, how many councils of counties and county boroughs have not yet submitted to the Board any schemes for providing that diagnosis and treatment of venereal diseases based on the recommendations of the Royal Commission in their Report dated 11th February, 1916?
§ Mr. HAYES FISHER
Schemes have been formally submitted by thirty-four of the 146 councils, and in practically every other case the Board have information that schemes are in preparation. In a large proportion of these cases the negotiations with hospitals and other bodies, which are an essential preliminary to the framing of a schme, are nearing completion.