HC Deb 29 March 1950 vol 473 c49W
Sir H. Williams

asked the Minister of Health how many persons were immunised in each of the years 1948 and 1949; how many cases of diphtheria were notified during each of those years; and what were the corresponding numbers of deaths.

Mr. Bevan

The following figures relate to children under 15:

Numbers Immunised (provisional figures subject to correction) Diphtheria Cases Notified (local authorities' returns) Deaths from Diphtheria
1948 702,700 2,431 (1,643 not immunised) 126 (120 not immunised)
1949 641,700 Not yet available Not yet available