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Leprosy Treatment (Sulphurtone)

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 18 April 1951

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what supplies of sulphurtone were sent to the two leper colonies in Malaya in 1950; if the amount sent was sufficient to meet the requirements; and what improvements in the treatment of leprosy have been recently introduced.

My right hon. Friend is consulting the High Commissioner and will write to my hon. Friend as soon as a reply is received.

Will my right hon. Friend see that periodical supplies of sulphurtone are sent to Malaya? Will he also see that every improvement in the treatment of this disease is introduced in Malaya and the other Colonies as quickly as possible?

We fully realise the importance of seeing to these matters, but I must await the report before I can give a definite answer.