§ Mr. GILBERT
asked the Minister of Health how many deaths have been registered this year from smallpox, measles, pneumonia, scarlet fever, diphtheria, influenza, and encephalitis lethargica?
§ Mr. WHEATLEY
According to the provisional figures received by the Registrar-General, the deaths registered in England and Wales in the quarter ended 31st March last included:—Smallpox 3; Measles 1,741; Scarlet Fever 263; Diphtheria 742; Encephalitis Lethargica 229. No separate figures are at present available of deaths from pneumonia or deaths from influenza. The returns for the second quarter ended 30th June are only now being received, and the corresponding figures for that quarter cannot yet be given, but I will furnish the hon. Member with these figures as soon as they are available.