§ Mrs. Mann
asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to the claims made for streptomycin as a cure for tuberculosis; whether medical science supports the claim; and whether streptomycin is available to patients in our institutions.
§ Mr. Bevan
I am aware that medical research is being undertaken in the United States of America regarding the value of streptomycin in the treatment of tuberculosis. It would not be justifiable to adopt it for general use in this country until adequate clinical trials have been carried out to test such claims as are made for it, and arrangements to this end are being made.