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Smallpox Outbreak, Liskeard

Volume 465: debated on Monday 30 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Health if he can now make any reassuring statement about the recent occurrence of smallpox at Liskeard.

Yes, Sir. I am glad to assure the hon. Member that, as I am advised, there is now no reason to fear any further risk of infection in the locality from this occurrence: and to inform the House that it is now thought most unlikely that the recent incursion of ship-borne smallpox will give rise to any more cases.

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that this statement will be very welcome news to a great number of people, and may I ask him if he would see to it that proper publicity is given in the national papers that Liskeard is now "All clear"?

We certainly hope that full publicity will be given to this Question and answer.