HC Deb 31 October 1916 vol 86 cc1582-3W

asked the Home Secretary (1) whether, for the information of Members of the House of Commons, he will cause to be circulated the Danish laws dealing with the question of venereal disease and the protection afforded to the community by such laws; (2) if the New South Wales Government have recently introduced a law dealing with the question of compulsory notification of venereal disease; and (3) whether he will arrange for the circulation of the Report issued by the Australian Commission on Venereal Disease?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to answer these questions. Perhaps I may be permitted to deal with them together. I am informed that copies of — the Danish laws on the subject of venereal diseases are being obtained and will be placed in the Library of the House. As regards the second question, no Bill on the subject of the compulsory notification of these diseases has yet been received from New South Wales, but I understand that the question is under consideration in New South Wales and other Australian States. The Report of the Australian Commission on venereal diseases will be placed in the Library of the House when received.