HC Deb 26 May 1921 vol 142 cc338-9W

asked the Minister of Health whether regulations have recently been made with respect to the institutional and other treament of tuberculosis by councils of counties and county boroughs; whether such regulations have to be laid before Parliament for confirmation, and, if so, when will they be laid; and whether, before they take effect, an opportunity will be afforded of discussing any regulation the effect of which will be to impose an additional charge on the ratepayers?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative, and the second part does not, therefore, arise. The arrangements to be made by the councils of counties and county boroughs for the treatment of tuberculosis upon the termination of sanatorium benefit, and the financial proposals in connection therewith, were fully explained in the course of the Debates upon the Public Health (Tuberculosis) Act, 1921, and in the White Paper which was circulated explaining the provisions of the Act and the necessary Financial Resolution.