HC Deb 11 December 1967 vol 756 cc4-5W
24. Mr. J. H. Osborn

asked the Minister of Health what is the normal incidence of active pulmonary tuberculosis in this country; and what are the figures per thousand for those born in this country. for immigrants from European countries, immigrants from Africa and immigrants from Asia.

Mr. Snow

The incidence of notifications of respiratory tuberculosis in England and Wales in 1966 was 26 per 100,000 of the population. National morbidity statistics do not distinguish between immigrants and other residents, or between active and quiescent pulmonary tuberculosis, but surveys have shown a relatively higher incidence of tuberculosis in this country among persons born in Asia, particularly in India and Pakistan.