HC Deb 16 November 1982 vol 32 cc136-7W
Mrs. Renee Short

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Wolverhampton, North-East on 21 June, Official Report, c. 30, if he is yet in a position to announce improvements in record-keeping procedures in the blood transfusion service.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The advisory committee on the national blood transfusion service has commissioned a study of record-keeping and stock control practices in hospital blood banks to supplement the reviews already carried out in regional blood transfusion centres. The committee expects to receive the study report shortly for consideration at its next meeting in January 1983. I shall then consider the committee's advice.