§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if private hospitals and clinics are now paying for blood provided by the National Health Service; if so, what price they are charged; and what the economic cost of blood is.
§ Sir George Young
No charge is made to private hospitals and clinics for blood which is donated free to the National Health Service. I shall consider the question of processing and handling charges in the light of information being assembled by the Department.