§ Mr. Butterfill
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will take steps to make immediately available to all haemophile units imported heat-treated factor VIII; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
We are currently considering a number of abridged applications for product licences for imported heat-treated factor VIII. Even before such licences are granted, heat-treated factor VIII is available for prescription by clinicians on a 'named patient' basis.