HC Deb 23 November 1950 vol 481 cc79-80W
100. Wing Commander Bullus

asked the Minister of Health what is the number of tuberculosis persons in the London chest clinics at the latest convenient date; and what were the comparative figures in 1949 and 1948.

Mr. Bevan

The latest returns available, at 31st December, 1949, show that the number was 30,396. At 30th June, 1948, it was 28,806.

111. Mr. Shurmer

asked the Minister of Health if he will give the number of men and women who have been examined through mass radiography; and how far it has been possible to give early treatment to those who were found to be in the early stage of tuberculosis.

Mr. Bevan

Up to 30th June last the number was 4,948,000. On the second point I would refer my hon. Friend to my reply to the hon. Member for Hornsey (Mr. Gammans) on 16th November.

112. Mr. Shurmer

asked the Minister of Health if, in view of the fact that there is insufficient accommodation for the treatment of early tuberculosis cases in this country, he will consider the possibilities of taking advantage of vacant beds available in Switzerland.

Mr. Bevan

This question is under review.