§ Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE
asked the Minister of Health how many cases of tuberculosis have been notified in Lincolnshire during the past 12 months, showing urban and rural areas separate from boroughs; and how many cases are under 14 years of age?
§ Mr. NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
The following statement shows the number of notified cases of tuberculosis for the boroughs, urban districts and rural districts in Lincolnshire during 1924:
No separate figures are available as to the number of cases under 14 years of age, but from returns received from the medical officers of health of the administrative counties and county boroughs in Lincolnshire it appears that a total of 345 new cases of tuberculosis in persons under 15 years of age were brought to the notice of those officers during 1924, either by formal notification or otherwise.
Boroughs 465 Urban districts 270 Rural districts 286