§ Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Minister of Health how many cases of diphtheria were notified in 1923 and 1942; how many deaths from diphtheria were registered in those two years; and what was the death rate from diphtheria per 1,000,000 living under 15 years of age in those two years?
§ Mr. E. Brown
The information for which my hon. Friend asks is as follows:
as an adequate diagnosis for admission of such cases to its hospitals; whether the suggestion that it will be simple to arrange with the Registrar-General for regular revision of notifications based on the final diagnosis has been approved by his Department; whether he is aware that the error in diagnosis in diphtheria in 1305W London is about 35 per cent.; and what method will be adopted to ensure fair comparison of the statistics after revision of notifications with the records of former years?
I am looking into the matters to which my hon. Friend refers, and will communicate with him as soon as possible.