HC Deb 01 July 1957 vol 572 c76W
Mr. Knox Cunningham

asked the Minister of Health the number of persons suffering from leprosy in the United Kingdom at the present time and the number of fresh cases of leprosy in the United Kingdom during each of the past ten years.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

239 cases are recorded. In the years 1952 to 1956 there were 68, 34, 34, 19 and 36 fresh cases respectively; I regret that the numbers in earlier years are not available.