§ Mr. GROVES
asked the Minister of Health how many cases of and deaths from post-vaccinal encephalitis have been reported to his Department since September, 1927, when the Rolleston Committee on Vaccination ceased taking evidence?
During the period from 1st October, 1927, till 31st December, 1928, 65 cases in which symptoms suggestive of disease of the central nervous system following within a month of vaccination have been brought to the notice of my Department. Of these cases, 32 were fatal. All cases of this kind are reported to the Departmental Committee, but I am not yet able to say how many of these 65 cases are regarded by the Committee as cases of encephalitis following vaccination.