HC Deb 07 December 1994 vol 251 c210W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the review of the Public Health Laboratory Service into the epidemiology and control of chlamydia trachomatis infection will be complete; what representations she has received about this matter; and if she will made a statement.

Mr. Sackville

The paper being prepared by the Public Health Laboratory Service for the Department of Health is a compilation of published and unpublished epidemiologic data concerningthe levels of genital chlamydia infection in various population groups in the United Kingdom and abroad; what is known concerning the health burden resulting from chlamydia; information that has been gathered in the United Kingdom and elsewhere relating to control strategies and the outcome of those measures.

This paper is a background document. Given the lack of information in this field, it is likely to make recommendations as to the areas of further study which could be undertaken. The paper is in a late stage of development and will be delivered to the Department in the new year.