HC Deb 07 March 2000 vol 345 c625W
Ms Perham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the number of people in the UK suffering from(a) retinitis pigmentosa and (b) Usher syndrome. [111994]

Mr. Denham

The information requested is not collected centrally. However, the British Retinitis Pigmentosa Society estimates that there are 25,000 people with the condition in the United Kingdom; figures for the incidence of Usher syndrome in Britain are incomplete.

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