§ Mr. David Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many of the cases of confirmed or probable new variant CJD in the UK have been individuals who have lived in Leicestershire; what assessment he has made of whether this constitutes a cluster which is unlikely to have occurred by chance; what investigation into this problem in Leicestershire is planned; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Yvette Cooper
[holding answer 19 July 2000]: I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Stockport (Ms Coffey) on 17 July 2000, Official Report, column 78W.