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Legionnaire's Disease, Glasgow

Volume 87: debated on Friday 29 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the answer of 14 November, Official Report, column 253, if, in the light of the futher outbreaks of Legionnaire's disease in Glasgow since 14 November, he will reconsider his decision not to establish a public inquiry into the causes of all the recent outbreaks and into means of preventing a recurrence; and if he will make a statement.

I am confident that the Greater Glasgow health board is well able to carry out the necessary investigations into these regrettable incidents; and that a public inquiry, which would of course impose heavy demands on the experts now dealing urgently with the problem, would add little to what is already known about the source of the infection and the means of preventing a recurrence.