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Volume 929: debated on Thursday 7 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will, in future, in all departmental publications, speeches and statements refer to leprosy as Hansens disease.

No. Our view is that it is better to educate people as to what leprosy is rather than to use a description less familiar.