HC Deb 25 July 1938 vol 338 c2729W
Mr. McGovern

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he can state the number of immunised children who have suffered from diphtheria since immunisation was started in Edinburgh and the number of fatal cases in immunised children; and similar details for Glasgow, Dundee, and Aberdeen?

Mr. Wedderburn

In Edinburgh out of approximately 27,000 children inoculated against diphtheria since 1924, 140 have suffered from diphtheria and three have died. In Aberdeen, out of approximately 4,500 children so inoculated since September, 1936, 23 have suffered from diphtheria and none have died. I regret that information relating to Dundee and Glasgow is not available.