§ Mr. Viant
asked the Minister of Health to what extent his Department receives records of the history as regards vaccination or immunisation of cases of poliomyelitis notified in England and Wales; whether medical officers of health obtain such particulars; and whether such information will be obtained in future in every case of this disease notified.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
Medical officers of health have been asked to obtain such information about every notified case of poliomyelitis and to send it to a committee set up by the Medical Research Council, including medical officers of my Department, which is investigating the subject of inoculation procedures and neurological lesions. It cannot be decided at present whether it will be necessary to go on obtaining such reports in future.