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Volume 389: debated on Thursday 27 May 1943

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asked the Minister of Health whether any national survey has been undertaken to ascertain the effects of poor housing conditions and of malnutrition upon the incidence of tuberculosis?

Reports were published before the war by the National Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis on "Causal Factors in Tuberculosis" and "Tuberculosis and Social Conditions in England"; and t understand that the association is at present conducting an inquiry into the relation between malnutrition and tuberculosis. The subject is also mentioned in the report issued in October last of the Medical Research Council's Committee on Tuberculosis in Wartime. Various lines of medical research are being officially pursued on the general question of nutrition which may prove to throw some light on the particular question of the incidence of tuberculosis.