HC Deb 08 February 1955 vol 536 c198W
90. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what scientific tests and research in Scotland are now in progress directed to the elimination from Scotland of the afflictions of poliomyelitis and spastic illness and of the consequential incapacity; where such tests and research are taking place, and with what result.

Commander Galbraith

As regards poliomyelitis, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to him by my right hon. Friend on 23rd November last. As regards spastic disease or cerebral palsy, a survey was recently begun in the Dundee area, with financial assistance from the Scottish Hospital Endowments Research Trust, covering the age group up to 21. The object of this survey is to obtain more accurate knowledge about the incidence and causes of cerebral palsy and about the most appropriate methods of rehabilitation.

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