§ Mr. D. GRENFELL
asked the Minister of Health the most recent figures showing the result of treatment of tubercular patients at sanatoria in the United Kingdom, with the number of patients admitted, the number who were passed out as cured, and the number where treatment was unsuccessful?
Sir H. YOUNG
Appended are such figures as are available in respect of England and Wales. Any question relating to Scotland should be addressed to the Secretary of State for Scotland, and any question relating to Northern Ireland to the Secretary of State for the Home Department.
The number of persons admitted for the treatment of tuberculosis to approved residential institutions in England and Wales in the year 1930 was 44,517. The number of persons discharged in the same year from such institutions with their disease quiescent was 9,410. The number who died in the institutions in the same year was 5,073. A person who has suffered from tuberculosis is not considered to be cured of the disease until it has been quiescent for five years if it is pulmonary, or for three years if it is non-pulmonary. It is not, therefore, usually possible to say at the date of discharge from an institution whether the treatment has been permanently successful.