HC Deb 21 January 1924 vol 169 c566W

asked the Minister of Health why the Tuberculosis Order, 1914, has been suspended since 1914; and whether there is any prospect of putting the Order into operation?


I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture. The Tuberculosis Order of 1914 was suspended later in that year, owing to the outbreak of war. Owing to the cost of reviving the Order, both to the Ministry and still more to local authorities, it is considered that its re-imposition would not be justified in the present financial stringency, especially in view of the small number of local authorities who have expressed a desire for its re-introduction.