HC Deb 24 January 1979 vol 961 c170W
54. Mr. Arthur Latham

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps he is taking, in the light of the Shooter report, to suspend work with smallpox virus in populated areas and for the transfer to other locations of units such as that at St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ennals

St. Mary's hospital medical school is the only laboratory recorded as holding smallpox virus, and my hon. Friend will have seen my reference to it in the statement I made in the House earlier today.