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Volume 437: debated on Thursday 22 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Health how many cases of smallpox were notified, and in how many of these was diagnosis confirmed in 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946 and to the present date of 1947.

It is not possible to give figures on a comparable basis for each of the years mentioned. This is partly because a change in the, manner of keeping departmental records of smallpox was made in 1946, and partly because it is difficult to relate the number of confirmed cases to the number of cases formally notified to the Registrar-General.

Year.England and WalesScotlandNorthern IrelandUnited Kingdom Total.