HC Deb 22 July 1957 vol 574 c2W
33. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the dangers threatening the British people by the disease known as Asiatic flu, and that a new type of respirator, details of which have been sent to him, has been designed to protect the wearer from germs; and what steps he is taking to make this type of respirator available to the British public.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

There is still no evidence of any material spread of influenza in this country. I am making further inquiries about the respirator but it hardly seems to be a practicable method of protection for general use.