HC Deb 16 July 1931 vol 255 c785W

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has' been called to the fact that the spread of insects is attaining increasing proportions, with probable serious bacteriological results to the public; and whether he will give any information in the possession of his Department on this subject?


I am advised that the seasonal conditions of the present year, taken with those of last winter, have in general resulted in an unusual abundance of mosquitos of the sylvan species. No specific information regarding the increase of other insects has been brought to the notice of my Department, nor any evidence of new or exceptional danger to health from insect prevalence.