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Volume 464: debated on Thursday 12 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Health the total number of local authorities in England and Wales responsible for the administration of public health services; and which of these authorities have applied for scabies to be scheduled as a notifiable condition.

The number of local authorities in England and Wales with general powers under the Public Health Act, 1936, is 1,468. Sixty of them, of which I give particulars below, have made scabies a notifiable condition in their areas. The particulars are as follows:

County Boroughs:

Bournemouth, Gateshead, Norwich, Salford, York.

Metropolitan Boroughs (28): All.

City of London.


Barking, Bexley, Boston, Cambridge, Dartford, Poole, Tottenham, Wanstead and Woodford, Weymouth.

Urban Districts:

Barnet, Burgess Hill, Chigwell, Chislehurst and Sidcup, Crayford, Crook and Willington, Cuckfield, East Grinstead, Northfleet, Orpington, Portland, Seaham, Swanscombe.

Rural Districts:

Boston, Cuckfield, Dartford, Sedgefield.