§ Mr. Chris Smith
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps he is taking to ensure that
(a) (b) (c) (d) No IVA Lower-rate IVA Middle-rate IVA Higher-rate IVA Number of IVB beneficiaries by entitlement to IVA 119,000 281,000 153,000 184,000 Number of IVB beneficiaries receiving AC 89,000 147,000 60,000 69,000 Average amount of AC £2.98 £2.88 £2.46 £1.80 Number of IVB beneficiaries receiving AC which equals or exceeds IVA 89,000 82,000 11,000 1,100
regional blood transfusion centres have available to them the resources to carry out HTLV 3 antibody screening tests on blood donated.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
I refer the hon. Member to my reply of 22 November to the hon. Member for Ross, Cromarty and Skye (Mr. Kennedy) at column326.