HC Deb 02 July 1974 vol 876 cc77-8W
Mr. Lawrence

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what the inci-

Mr. William Rodgers

The information, from April 1971, is as follows:

dence had been of cystic fibrosis in England and Wales known to her Department for each of the last 10 years, and the number of fatalities resulting from that illness over that period.

Dr. Owen

Information about the annual incidence of cystic fibrosis is not available. Surveys suggest that it is about one in 2,000 births.

Deaths in England and Wales from cystic fibrosis (ICD 273.0) in each of the last seven years were as follows:

1967 143 1971 149
1968 159 1972 144
1969 139 1973 140
1970 142 (Provisional)

Figures for earlier years are not available.