HC Deb 07 November 1996 vol 284 c700W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will restore the mobile mass radiography service to Wales. [2270]

Mr. Gwilym Jones

The service was particularly successful, when introduced in the 1950s, in its aim of identifying patients with TB. It would be an inappropriate use of resources, in view of the relatively low annual number of TB cases now being reported in Wales, to continue a mass service.