HC Deb 06 May 1987 vol 115 cc425-6W
Mr. Greg Knight

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people in the United Kingdom it is estimated were suffering from scleroderma at the latest date for which figures are available.

Mrs. Currie

I am sorry I cannot give my hon. Friend the information he seeks in precisely the form requested. On the basis of the hospital in-patient inquiry, it is

(c) Tobacco products released for home consumption (United Kingdom)
Unit of Quantity 1978 19861
Cigarettes Million pieces 125,686 94,954
Cigars Thousand kg 3,410 2,315
Hand rolling tobacco Thousand kg 7,202 4,761
Other smoking and chewing tobacco Thousand kg 5,487 2,732

Source: Customs and Excise.

1 Provisional.

More detailed statistics on the use of cigarettes and other products are in the annual report of the Commissioners of HM Customs and Excise, (CM5), the general household

estimated that in 1984 there were 560 in-patient cases treated for systemic sclerosis (ICD 9th revision No. 710.1) including scleroderma in National Health Service hospitals in England. Figures for the rest of the United Kingdom are a matter for my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland, and my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Wales and for Northern Ireland.

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