Mr. T. THOMSON
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the disease which is being diagnosed as smallpox in Northumberland and Durham when not complicated with any other condition is not causing any deaths at all; and whether, in view of the fact that the majority of the cases are unvaccinated persons, his medical advisers are certain that the disease is small-pox?
§ Mr. NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
The answer to both parts of the question is84W in the affirmative. As regards the latter part, I would refer the hon. Member to paragraphs 62 et seq of the Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer of my Department for 1924.