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asked the Minister of Health what report has been made to him on the high incidence of tuberculosis in the docks area of Cardiff; how the figures compare with national average; and what steps are being taken to improve the position.
Is the Minister aware that in Cardiff we regard this figure as extremely serious? Does he agree that it is probably due to housing conditions in the area? Will he tell us what progress is likely to be made in rehousing a great many of the people living in these conditions?
The question of housing is, of course, not within my sphere of responsibility, but I know that the taking of appropriate housing measures is one of the matters which Cardiff City Council has in mind as well as matters which are more strictly in my responsibility such as clinics for contacts, treatment arrangements, follow-up arrangements and so on. I agree with the hon. Member that this is a very serious figure and a very serious matter, which calls for the best efforts of all concerned.