§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the containment of tuberculosis, with particular reference to containment of strains which may not respond to treatment by established procedures. 
§ Miss Melanie Johnson
[holding answer 23 March 2004]: The interdepartmental working group on tuberculosis document was published in September 1998. It is entitled:
- The prevention and control of Tuberculosis in the United Kingdom:
- UK Guidance on the Prevention and Control of Transmission of:
It gives advice on the contaiment of tuberculosis and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. It is available in the Library.
- 1. HIV,-related Tuberculosis.
- 2. Drug-resistant, including Multiple Drug-resistant Tuberculosis.