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Tuberculosis: Foreigners

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what percentage of recent tuberculosis cases those diagnosed were not born in the UK. (200524)

The country of birth (United Kingdom or non-UK) was reported for 89 per cent. of cases of tuberculosis diagnosed in the UK in 2006 (latest available data). Of these cases, 72 per cent. were not born in the UK.


1. The provisional data for 2007 were published in March 2008 but do not include detailed demographic data.

2. The finalised data for 2007 will be available in autumn 2008 and will include detailed demographic data.


Enhanced Tuberculosis Surveillance (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) and Enhanced Surveillance of Mycobacterial Infections (Scotland).