§ Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that cases sent to the London fever hospitals as diphtheria observation cases are similar to cases formerly sent as diphtheria and notified accordingly by the medical practitioner concerned; that the majority of the cases notified as diphtheria that turned out not to be that disease were not withdrawn from the diphtheria classification in the Registrar-General's returns; and, as the object of the new classification at the fever hospitals is to re-diagnose some of the diphtheria observation cases, whether he will arrange for the notification of all the diphtheria observation cases so that there will be a proper comparison between notifications of the present and future and those of the past.
§ Mr. Willink
I would refer my hon. Friend to the replies which I gave to my hon. Friends the Members for Bradford Central (Mr. Leach) and Willesden West (Mr. Viant) on 1st March and 18th April, respectively.