HC Deb 15 February 1938 vol 331 cc1717-8W
Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Minister of Health whether, in connection with the several outbreaks of typhoid fever, investigations have been made into the possibility of contamination from tinned foodstuffs; and, if so, with what results?

Mr. Bernays

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. All articles of food and drink consumed by the patients during the material periods

Mr. Elliot

The number of women teachers who withdrew during the last five years from service in Scottish schools under the superannuation scheme was as follows:

are considered. As regards the last part of the question, my right hon. Friend is not aware that the source of infection in any outbreak of typhoid fever has been traced to the consumption of tinned foodstuffs.