§ Sir C. Edwards
asked the Minister of Health when the scheme of maintenance for cases of tuberculosis, Memorandum 266T., is to be put into force; and whether, seeing that radiography is so important to diagnosis, he will press for more of these sets to be made available, so that the increase in this disease may be the sooner arrested?
§ Miss Horsbrugh
On the first part of the Question I would refer my right hon. Friend to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for St. Albans (Sir F. Fremantle) on 22nd July. On the second part, the mass radiography sets already ordered are being delivered as quickly as is compatible with other demands on material and the highly skilled labour required, but it is not expected that delivery will be completed much before the middle of next year. In the meantime, my right hon. Friend will consider the question of ordering further sets.