HC Deb 09 June 1953 vol 516 c4W
59. Mr. Remnant

asked the Secretary of State for War what tests with B.C.G. vaccine are being carried out by the Army medical services; and when he expects them to be completed.

Mr. Head

This vaccine is not under test, but is already in use by the Army. Members of the Royal Army Medical Corps and Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps who, on testing by the Mantoux technique, appear to be susceptible to tuberculosis are offered this form of vaccination and may not be employed in a tuberculosis ward or laboratory unless, following the treatment, a further test gives a satisfactory reaction.