§ Mr. Tebbit
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish the statistics concerning the incidence of infectious respiratory tuberculosis in urban areas which caused him to advise education authorities to take measures to safeguard the health of teachers and other staff working with children in schools.
§ Miss Margaret Jackson
Quarterly statistics on the incidence of respiratory tuberculosis are published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office for the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys. Advice to local education authorities on measures to prevent the employment in schools of teachers and others suffering from active respiratory tuberculosis was last issued by my Department, on medical advice, in Circular 3/69–28th January 1969; it was not restricted to urban areas and its purpose was to safeguard the health of school children. The Department's medical advisers are currently reviewing the recommendations of the circular.