§ 43. Mr. LESLIE
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the increased death rate from tuberculosis of women in Durham and Northumberland; and whether he will institute an inquiry into the cause or causes of this increase from 124 to 152 per 100,000?
§ The MINISTER of HEALTH (Sir Kingsley Wood)
I am unable to identify the death rates quoted by the hon. Member. The death rates of females from all forms of tuberculosis per 100,000 of the female population in Durham and Northumberland was 90.5 in 1934 and 82.8 in 1935, and the decline has been continuous during the past five years.