§ 132. Mr. Hastings
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that in many hospitals the washing of bed linen of patients suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis is carried out without disinfection in hospital or public laundries and that the washing of the patients' clothing takes place under similar conditions in the patient's home; and whether he will issue instructions to prevent these dangerous practices.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
The precautions to be taken were dealt with in recommendations sent to all hospital authorities in October last. I am sending the hon. Member a copy, and if he will let me have any information which suggests that the recommendations are not being observed at particular hospitals I will look into it.