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Volume 501: debated on Tuesday 24 November 2009

25. To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent consideration he has given to the establishment of a national programme for the co-ordination of services to prevent and control tuberculosis. (300163)

The responsibility for provision of tuberculosis (TB) control services rests with local commissioners. In 2004, the Department published a TB Action Plan for NHS professionals, managers and commissioners, which is aimed at improving early TB detection and completion of treatment. In 2007, the Department launched a TB Toolkit for commissioners to secure the best TB services to meet local needs.