§ Captain WALLACE
asked the Minister of Health when the contract for the Maypole butter advertisement on the back of medical certificates under the National Health Insurance Act will expire; and whether he can give an assurance that it will not be renewed?
The contract for the advertisement on the back of Form Med. 40B related to a print of 20,000 copies of the form. A further supply of the form which has now been ordered from the Stationery Office will be printed without an advertisement.72W
whether he can state if the deaths arising from that complaint have considerably increased of late years; and whether a considerable number have occurred among ex-service men?
Separate figures in regard to pernicious anæmia are not available for years prior to 1920, but as the bulk of the deaths included under the heading anæmia are due to pernicious anæmia, the figures in the following table may be of use. Figures are not available for ex-service men as a whole, but I am informed by the Ministry of Pensions that, as regards ex-service men pensioned for injuries or disabilities, 152 out of a total of 60,000 deaths were due to pernicious anæmia: