§ 19. Mr. MARCUS
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is satisfied with the accommodation provided by Scottish local authorities for sufferers from tuberculosis; what is the total number of fresh cases notified for 1928 and 1929; what number are receiving institutional treatment; and what number have been recommended for treatment in residential institutions and are not receiving it because of lack of adequate accommodation?
§ Mr. JOHNSTON
The numbers of new cases of all forms of tuberculosis notified in 1928 and 1929 were 10,885 and 10,262 respectively. The number who received treatment in institutions in 1928 was 7,808. I regret that the corresponding figure for 1929 is not yet available. As regards the last part of the question, no precise information is available, but I may say that the Department of Health for Scotland have no evidence to indicate that any material number of cases are not receiving treatment because of lack of necessary accommodation, but if my hon. Friend has any specific information to the contrary, I shall be glad to have it.
§ Mr. A. M. SAMUEL
Will the hon. Gentleman consider the advisability of 1925 putting these poor sufferers on some of the farms that belong to the estate which was given by the Duke of Sutherland?