HC Deb 15 July 1964 vol 698 cc246-7W
Mr. W. Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the reappearance of rickets in children; and what investigations are being made into the causes.

Mr. Noble

In 1962, 15 children were treated for rickets in Glasgow and in 1963 13 children were treated. These figures compare with an average of six children a year in the three years 1959–61. There are very few cases outside Glasgow. An investigation into the diets and family backgrounds of young children in Glasgow is being undertaken by doctors attached to the University Department of Child Health and the Corporation Health and Welfare Department.