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Tuberculosis (Hospital Accommodation)

Volume 828: debated on Tuesday 21 December 1971

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what additional hospital accommodation he has arranged for those areas where there has been an increased incidence of tuberculosis, particularly among those born outside the United Kingdom.

Most patients with tuberculosis now no longer require hospital in-patient treatment. For those that do, I am not aware that the existing provision has proved inadequate, even in those areas where above average rates of tuberculosis have been experienced.