HC Deb 24 October 1983 vol 47 c54W
Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the current level and cost of blood plasma imports by the National Health Service; and when he expects Great Britain to be self-sufficient in blood plasma and products.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

As far as I am aware, no human blood plasma is imported into the United Kingdom by the National Health Service. Over the next three years the blood products laboratory will be redeveloped at a cost of £21 million. When completed the Laboratory will be of a size capable of making England and Wales self-sufficient in blood products.