Economic downturn's impact on health (Supplementary) [1]

Session date: 
September 11, 2013
Question By: 
James Cleverly
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


James Cleverly (AM): Mr Mayor, I do not expect you necessarily to recall, but in 2009, 2010 I asked a series of questions about the rise of TB cases in London. The recommendation I made at the time was that you lobby Government, because there is a threshold, and for the life of me I cannot remember exactly what it is, but I think it is 40 cases per 1,000. There is a threshold whereby if children are travelling to countries with a TB threshold above that level that they are inoculated. Yet, there are parts of London, boroughs in London, which have TB levels above that. My proposal at the time was that in the areas of London where TB is prevalent, and unfortunately, it does tend to be clustered around certain communities and certain geographies, that a targeted inoculation campaign for children who are either living or go to school in those areas would be implemented. It was fully costed, it was not very expensive. In support of some of the suggestions that Dr Sahota made I was wondering if you could revisit, and I am more than happy to put it across, revisit the recommendations that I put forward in 2009, 2010.


Answer for Economic downturn's impact on health (Supplementary) [1]

Answer for Economic downturn's impact on health (Supplementary) [1]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Boris Johnson (Mayor of London): Could it be possible, James, for us to have that on the table for Monday so that we can look at that.

James Cleverly (AM): I will ensure that is

Boris Johnson (Mayor of London): I would be more than happy to do that.