§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the number of current licences for each class of motor vehicles in each county of Wales and in Wales as a whole for the available year.
§ Dr. Owen:
Statistics of new cases of scabies treated in special treatment centres have been collected since 1971 and show a decline both in the north-east sector of London and the Home Counties, and in England. There has also been a decline in the numbers of school children known to have been treated for scabies in each year, 1971 to 1973.
There is also an unknown number of other cases treated in hospitals and by general practitioners. Although some 265W local authorities have made their own arrangements for notification of scabies, I am satisfied that there is no need for this nationallly.