§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the incidence of multiple sclerosis in England.
§ Sir George Young
Information is not centrally available about the incidence of multiple sclerosis in England. However, it is estimated that in 1978, the latest year for which information is available, 7,660 people with a main diagnosis of multiple sclerosis were discharged from hospital. This represents a rate of 16.5 per 100,000 population in England.