HC Deb 11 June 1990 vol 174 cc38-9W
Mr. Terry Davis

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether enough supplies of tuberculosis vaccine are now available for routine school vaccinations.

Mr. Dorrell

Supplies of BCG vaccine for routine school vaccinations were restored in May 1990. We have been assured by the supplier that adequate stocks are now available to maintain a continuing supply for this purpose.

Mr. Gareth Wardell

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish in theOfficial Report, the reported cases of tuberculosis for each health authority in England for each year between 1979 and 1990.

Mr. Dorrell

[holding answer 7 June 1990]: The information available is shown in the table.

Notifications of tuberculosis are collected by local authority area rather than by health authority area; aggregating of data is possible to regional health authority (RHA) level, but not to district health authority (DHA) level because of boundary differences. Information at RHA is shown in the table.

Area 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 19891
Mersey 267 244 248 222 150 163 197 140 132 158
North Western 1,058 904 818 787 644 655 734 553 583 529
1 Provisional.

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