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Butlin's Holiday Camp (Tuberculosis)

Volume 21: debated on Tuesday 6 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many children attending Butlin's Filey camp in the summer of 1980 were tested for tuberculosis, as a nurse in Butlin's employment was found to have the disease; how many were found to have tuberculosis; how many are still undergoing treatment; and if he will seek to require medical staff in such employment to undergo screening, as is the case with Health Service employees.

I have no knowledge of this incident, but the hon. Member may wish to contact the health authority concerned. The Department advises health authorities on the control of tuberculosis in NHS employees, and it is open to a private employer to seek guidance from the local medical officer for environmental health.