HC Deb 04 March 1926 vol 192 c1623W

asked the Minister of Health the total amount expended on the provision of sanatoria for the treatment of tuberculosis in England and Wales; the annual cost of upkeep; the number of cases treated; and the percentage of cures claimed?


The total capital expenditure incurred by local authorities in England and by the King Edward VII Welsh National Memorial Association on the provision of, residential institutions for the treatment of tuberculosis is approximately £4,400,000; the annual cost of the residential treatment of patients under the tuberculosis schemes of local authorities in England and Wales is approximately £2,312,000; and the average number of cases under treatment at any one time is approximately 18,850. As regards the last part of the question, I regret that no figures are at present available for the country as a whole, but I may refer my hon. Friend to the Report, issued by the Medical Research Council (Special Report Series, No. 85), as to patients treated in the Frimley Sanatorium.