§ 70. Mr. Edelman
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the extent of tuberculosis in the Navy for the years 1939, 1952 and 1953, respectively.
§ Mr. J. P. L. Thomas
The number of cases diagnosed per thousand officers and men in the years 1939, 1952 and 1953 were 1.94, 2.71 and 2.38 respectively. The post-war figures are not directly comparable with those of 1939. Modern techniques bring to light many early and arrested cases which might have escaped notice before the war.