§ Mr. McDonnell
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the reported outbreaks within the UK over the last year of E coli 0157 poisoning. 
§ Yvette Cooper
Information on reported outbreaks of E.Coli 0157 within England and Wales have been collected by the Public Health Laboratory Service since 1992. The table gives details of all general outbreaks of E.Coli 0157 infection in England and Wales reported to the PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre and Laboratory of Enteric Pathogens in the period November 1998-October 1999 (inclusive). However, the PHLS can only provide data for England and Wales.
Information on data for Northern Ireland and Scotland should be sought from their respective administrations.
Year Month Region Place of outbreak 1998 November West Midlands Hospital 1999 February Northern and Yorkshire Community (Dairy) 1999 March Northern and Yorkshire Community (Retailer) 1999 April Trent Farm 1999 May North West Community (Dairy) 1999 May South East Community (Butcher) 1999 May Northern and Yorkshire Hospital 1999 May Wales Farm 1999 July Trent Prison 1999 July North West Public House 1999 July Wales Camp Site 1999 August South West Beach 1999 August Wales Community (Butcher) 1999 September South East Restaurant 1999 September North West Nursing Home 1999 September Northern and Yorkshire Community 1999 October London Nursery
All data are provisional.