HC Deb 14 July 1981 vol 8 c370W
Mr. Ernie Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will now make provision to regard multiple sclerosis as a notifiable disease in Scotland.

Mr. Fairgrieve

Statutory notification is a measure to control certain infectious/contagious diseases in the interests of public health. Patients suffering from multiple sclerosis do not constitute a danger to public health and notification would not therefore be appropriate.

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