HC Deb 06 August 1919 vol 119 cc384-5W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that patients undergoing treatment for venereal disease in certain military hospitals in this country are permitted to move freely in populous districts every afternoon; and will he issue instructions that these infected persons shall be confined to the precincts of the hospital throughout their period of treatment?


Patients undergoing treatment for venereal disease in military hospitals are not permitted to move freely as suggested in the first part of my hon. and gallant Friend's question. Except under very exceptional circumstances, patients who are in a condition to spread infection are not granted leave from the hospital.