HC Deb 12 February 1930 vol 235 cc440-1W

asked the Minister of Health the total number of deaths from diphtheria registered in each of the years 1920 to the latest date for which the figures are available in each of the following countries: England, Wales, Scotland, Canada, United States of America, and Germany?


The particulars required, so far as they are available, are as follow:

sequence of the Paignton Council employing 50 per cent. of workmen from South Wales on the cliff restoration, scheme, it has been found necessary to discharge five local men each week; that the discharged men are local men sent by the Employment Exchange; and whether she will take action to prevent the local men from being discharged?


The fact that 50 per cent. of the labour employed on this scheme consists of men transferred from the depressed mining areas of Wales has no bearing on the discharges in question. When the local men recruited to the scheme had had six months' employment upon it, the Paignton Urban District Council, which is the employing local authority, thought it desirable to discharge them in batches of five, and to replace them by other local men who had been continuously unemployed. I am glad to learn that the 15 men so far discharged under this arrangement have all been placed in other employment.