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Cystic Fibrosis

Volume 165: debated on Wednesday 17 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans the Northern Ireland Department of Health and Social Services has to establish an institute for those suffering from cystic fibrosis similar to the one in Peto in Hungary.

I understand that conductive education as practised in the Peto institute in Budapest is not appropriate for the treatment of cystic fibrosis.However, the Government have agreed to contribute to the funding of a new international institute to be established in Hungary. Detailed discussions with the Hungarian Government on this project are continuing and it would not be appropriate to take decisions on proposals for similar provision in Northern Ireland until those discussions are concluded.