HC Deb 24 January 2002 vol 378 c1086W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were treated for food poisoning arising from food prepared and consumed(a) at home and (b) by others outside the home, in each year since 1990. [28043]

Ms Blears

The information requested is not available centrally. The source of illness can generally be determined only when two or more cases are linked (an outbreak). The great majority of cases of food poisoning cannot be linked in this way.