§ Mr. Steele
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what provision is made by the Renfrewshire County Council, Lanarkshire County Council and the Burgh of Airdrie and Coatbridge, respectively, to assist people with tuberculosis who have returned home after a long period in hospital.
§ Mr. J. Stuart
Each of these authorities, in their arrangements under the National Health Service (Scotland) Acts, have taken power to assist tuberculous persons on their return home after hospital treatment. Their arrangements include the services of health visitors who call on the patients in order to give advice and assistance on the safeguards to be observed to prevent the spread of the disease: the provision, where necessary, of beds, bedding and nursing requisites, clothing and extra nourishment: help in obtaining priority in new housing, and co-operation with the Ministry of Labour and National Service in training for and re-settlement in suitable employment.9W