HC Deb 22 July 1980 vol 989 cc646-7W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will reconsider the validity of the Marplan survey on public attitudes to kidney transplantation.

Dr. Vaughan

The Marplan survey was carried out in November 1978 and the results were published in August 1979. I have examined the findings and methodology of the survey, and in particular the strong opposition it recorded to an "opting-out" system, and can see no reason to doubt the general validity of the conclusions.