HC Deb 13 December 1955 vol 547 cc156-7W
64. Sir Ian Clark Hutchison

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the progress which has been made with the X-ray campaigns against tuberculosis and the programme proposed for 1956.

Mr. J. Stuart

During this year's community surveys by mass radiography, which have just concluded with a most successful survey in Motherwell and Wisham, more than 100,000 people have been examined. This compares with 67,000 examinations during community surveys in 1954. The total number of examinations by mass radiography in the first six months of 1955, covering routine work with contacts, in factories, etc., as well as community surveys, was 229,000 as compared with 360,000 in the whole of 1954.

Seven community surveys are planned for 1956, to cover parts of Glasgow, Edinburgh, West Fife, Falkirk, Stirling County, Clydebank, and Hamilton, in the course of which it is expected that some 125,000 people will be examined. The other kinds of work done by mass radiography units will, of course, also continue.