HC Deb 08 February 1951 vol 483 c240W
Mr. Llewellyn

asked the Minister of Health how many notifications of new tuberculosis cases there were in Wales in 1950; how this number compares with that for 1949, and what proportion were respiratory cases; how many people in Wales died from tuberculosis in 1950; what proportion died from respiratory tuberculosis and how these figures compare with those for 1949; to what extent services and nursing staff were increased in Wales during 1950; and what new methods of treatment were employed.

Mr. Marquand

Figures for tuberculosis incident and the increase in nursing staffs during 1950 are at present being compiled. One hundred and one extra tuberculosis beds were brought into use in Wales during the second half of the year. New methods employed included treatment by streptomycin and para-amino-salicylic acid.