§ 37. Sir Leonard Lyle
asked the Minister of Health whether he can give, by counties, the number of reported tuberculosis cases and the shortage of beds needed to accommodate patients?
§ Mr. E. Brown
I am uncertain for what figures my hon. Friend is asking in the first part of the Question, and I am communicating with him on this. As the reply to the second part involves a number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Sir L. Lyle
In view of the increasingly serious position with regard to tuberculosis, 352 will my right hon. Friend exert a little more pressure—I know that he has exerted some—on the Ministry of Supply to release the material necessary to complete a lot of sanatoria?
§ Mr. George Griffiths
Is it not possible to transfer beds from places where there is not sufficient staff and where there are empty beds to places where they are required?
§ Following are the figures: