HC Deb 06 February 1941 vol 368 cc1102-3W
Mr. Leach

asked the Minister of Health how many fatal cases of diphtheria have occurred in inoculated children at Liverpool since the system of diphtheria inoculation started in that city?

Mr. M. MacDonald

I am informed that out of 53,467 children inoculated in the years 1925–39 inclusive, the number of deaths from diphtheria was 10. Statistics of inoculations during 1940 are not yet available, but I understand that there were no further deaths among the inoculated children.