HC Deb 25 June 1974 vol 875 cc444k-l W
Mr. Woof

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many special clinics in Great Britain provide tratment for sufferers from migraine; and what percentage of the population are known to suffer from migraine.

Dr. Owen

Facilities for the treatment of migraine are widely available under the National Health Service in general hospitals.

the provisions of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970, during each financial year up to 31st March 1974; and how these figures compare with the national average.

Mr. Alfred Morris

The numbers of households expressed per thousand of the population assisted by Gloucestershire County Council, compared with the national average, are set out below. The figures relate to the year ending 31st March 1973, the latest period for which statistics are at present available, and include provision under Section 45 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968 as well as Section 2 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970.

Estimates of the true incidence of migraine within the population vary and no reliable figures are available.