HC Deb 30 June 1952 vol 503 c9W
Mr. Viant

asked the Minister of Health how many cases of poliomyelitis in children and in adults were recorded in 1950.

Mr. Iain Macleod

In children aged less than five years—2,688 cases; in children aged between five and 15 years—2,636 cases; in adults aged 15 years and over—2,397 cases. In addition, there were 39 cases for which no age was reported. The figures relate to cases notified in England and Wales.