HC Deb 25 April 1923 vol 163 c482W

asked the Minister of Health whether, considering the marked improvement in the condition of lepers that has been obtained as the result of treatment and research in the leper asylums in India, he will consider the question of taking steps to ascertain how many cases of leprosy there are in this country and what success has attended their remedial treatment?


The treatment and research referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend are being carefully studied in my Department, and I understand that they will be fully discussed at the forthcoming International Conference on Leprosy at Strasbourg, at which this country will be represented by one of the medical officers of the Ministry. I am advised that information is already available as to the approximate number of cases of leprosy in this country, and that the treatment referred to in the first part of the question is being used in some of these cases.