HC Deb 10 July 1935 vol 304 cc336-7W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the mortality from diphtheria has been higher in Hackney than in Bethnal Green during the past seven years despite the fact that in Hackney an active immunisation campaign has been pursued since 1928 at a cost of £1,896, while in Bethnal Green there has been no immunisation, and that the general mortality is lower in Hackney, both in respect of all ages and also in children under 10 years; and whether he will inquire into the reasons for this?


I understand that the facts are substantially as stated, but no figures of general mortality in children under 10 are available for these boroughs. I am informed that no child immunised against diphtheria in Hackney has died from that disease, and I see no reason for any further inquiry into the matter.