§ Mr. Bayley
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of food poisoning were reported in(a) York and (b) north Yorkshire in each year since 1979. 
§ Mr. Horam
The figures are published annually in the series MB2 "Communicable disease statistics", copies of which are available in the Library. For 1996 data I refer594W the hon. Member to the reply I gave him on 13 February 1997, at column 286. Provisional figures for the fourth quarter have been placed in the Library.