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Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of tuberculosis have been identified in (a) agricultural workers and (b) other persons involved in agriculture in the last 12 months. (268983)

Data on occupation of people with tuberculosis are not routinely collected by the Health Protection Agency Enhanced Tuberculosis Surveillance system, and it is not possible to identify how many people with tuberculosis in the last 12 months were involved in agricultural employment.