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Leprosy (Africa)

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 30 March 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the approximate number of lepers in all the African Colonies; what proportion of these are receiving treatment of any kind; whether the incidence of the disease has increased over the last 10 years; what percentage of the population has been or is afflicted with leprosy; and to what extent financial support is granted to the British Empire Leprosy Relief Association.

I am asking the Governors for up-to-date figures and will write to my hon. Friend when I have received them.