§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people in the United Kingdom presently suffer from cystic fibrosis;
(2) how many babies are born each year with cystic fibrosis;
(3) how many people die each year because of cystic fibrosis;
(4) what is the current average lifespan of a cystic fibrosis sufferer; and what was the figure in 1979.
§ Mr. Sackville
The latest Office of Population Censuses and Surveys information is that 110 people were certified as having died from cystic fibrosis in England in 1991. The other information requested is not available centrally. The report "Cystic Fibrosis in Adults" published by the Royal College of Physicians in November 1990 includes estimates for the prevalence of the disease and survival rates, a copy of which is available in the Library.