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:
Bournemouth, Gateshead, Norwich, Salford, York.
Metropolitan Boroughs (28): All.
City of London.
Barking, Bexley, Boston, Cambridge, Dartford, Poole, Tottenham, Wanstead and Woodford, Weymouth.
Barnet, Burgess Hill, Chigwell, Chislehurst and Sidcup, Crayford, Crook and Willington, Cuckfield, East Grinstead, Northfleet, Orpington, Portland, Seaham, Swanscombe.
Boston, Cuckfield, Dartford, Sedgefield.