§ Mr. Llewellyn
asked the Minister of Health to what extent facilities for the treatment of tuberculosis in Wales have improved since 1951; and to what extent existing facilities are affected by the shortage of nurses.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
The number of staffed beds has increased from 2,811 to 2,878 between 31st December, 1951, and 31st May, 1954. Two thoracic surgeons have been appointed and three additional thoracic units have been or are being established. Unstaffed beds have fallen in the same period from 289 to 207.