HC Deb 29 July 1938 vol 338 cc3509-10W
Mr. Whiteley

asked the Minister of Health, whether he is aware that much scarlet-fever and diphtheria prevails in the Whickham area, and is thought to be due to the lack of milk owing to the increased summer prices; and whether he will have inquiries made with a view to a reduction in the price of milk and thus make it possible for the people to secure the necessary supply?

Mr. Elliot

I am not aware that the incidence of these diseases in this district is high in comparison with the remainder of the administrative county. I think that the suggestion as to the cause of these diseases is rather contrary to general opinion.