§ Tim Loughton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 3 December, Ref 83328, which health authorities have levels of tuberculosis higher than the national average. 
§ Ms Blears
[holding answer 10 December 2002]Information reported to the Public Health Laboratory Service notification of infectious disease system 2001, show that the following health authorities have levels of tuberculosis higher than the national average.805W
Newcastle and North Tyneside, Liverpool, Bury and Rochdale, Wigan and Bolton, Leeds, Berkshire, East Lancashire, Sheffield, West Pennine, Bexley/Bromley/Greenwich, Merton/Sutton/Wandsworth, Bedfordshire, Walsall, Calderdale and Kirklees, Croydon, Leicestershire, Bradford, Manchester, Kensington/Chelsea/Westminster, Coventry, Birmingham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, Hillingdon, Barnet/Enfield/Harringey, Lambeth/Southwark/Lewisham, Ealing/Hammersmith/Hounslow, Camden and Islington, Brent and Harrow, East London and City.