asked the Minister of Health the total number of venereal diseases clinics at present in Great Britain and the number administered by municipalities; the total number of new cases since 1st January last and the total number of attendances; and whether he is considering an extension and more adequate facilities for such treatment in the near future?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
The total number of venereal diseases clinics approved by my Department in England and Wales is now 188, of which 60 are administered directly by local authorities. No information is at present available in regard to the second part of the question, but during the year 1928 the total number of new cases dealt with at these clinics was638W 85,908, of whom 27,597 were found not to be suffering from venereal disease, and the total number of attendances of patients was 2,422,749. A number of proposals for the provision of new clinics, or for the extension and improvement of the present facilities for treatment, have been approved or are now under consideration. Any question on this subject relating to Scotland should be addressed to the Secretary of State for Scotland.