HC Deb 04 June 1924 vol 174 c1278W

asked the Minister of Health how many sanatoria for the reception of incurable and dying cases of tuberculosis there are in Great Britain: and what proportion of such cases die away from public institutions of this character?


Of the institutions which I have approved for the treatment of tuberculosis in England and Wales, 89 are available wholly or mainly for the reception of advanced cases of the disease. The majority of the remaining institutions, other than children's institutions, also admit a proportion of advanced cases. As regards Scotland, a question should be addressed to the Under-Secretary for Health for Scotland. I cannot say what proportion of deaths from tuberculosis occur elsewhere than in approved sanatoria but in 1922 approximately two-thirds of the total deaths from tuberculosis in England and Wales occurred elsewhere than in institutions.