§ Mr. Leach
asked the Minister of Health whether the Gas Light and Coke Com-
Epidemics of Milk-borne Disease 1933–1937. Place. Year. Disease. Notifications. Deaths. Hyde 1933 Scarlet Fever 43 4 W. Hartlepool 1933 Paratyphoid B. 24 1 Epping U.D. and R.D. 1933 Paratyphoid B. 22 None. Chelmsford B. and R.D. 1935 Scarlet Fever 487 6 Eton R.D. 1935 Scarlet Fever 100 2 Kettering U.D. and surrounding district. 1936 Enteric (Cream cakes thought to be vehicle). 9 cases in U.D. and 23 in District. 1 death among the 9 U.D. cases. Deaths in District not stated. Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch. 1936 Enteric 718 51 among the residents. No information as to visitors. Doncaster 1936 Scarlet Fever and Tonsilitis. 135 cases of Scarlet Fever, 229 "Sore throat ". 2 deaths "definitely associated with the outbreak ". Wilton (Wilts.) 1936 Gastro-enteritis About 100 (disease not notifiable). None.
With regard to the last part of the question, it would not, I fear, be possible to give a full reply within the limits of a Parliamentary question and answer, but I would call my hon. Friend's attention to various measures such as the Agriculture Act, 1937, and the vigorous supervision of milk supplies by medical officers of health.