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Huntingtons Chorea

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 22 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate his Department has made of the number of people diagnosed with Huntington's disease in (a) England, (b) the north-east, (c) Tees Valley district and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency; (195552)

(2) what estimate his Department has made of the number of people diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in (a) England, (b) the north-east, (c) Tees Valley district and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.

The Department has made no estimate of the number of people living with Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases. However, figures quoted in the National Service Framework for Long-term Conditions estimated that 120,000 people in the United Kingdom live with Parkinson's disease, and 6,000 to 10,000 with Huntington's disease.