§ Mr. Butterfill
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if Scotland is already self-sufficient in blood products; for how long the heat treating of all concentrates has been taking place; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John MacKay
Scotland is self-sufficient in all normally required blood products. All factor VIII concentrate issued from the protein fractionation centre of the Scottish national blood transfusion service since 1 January 1985 has been heat treated.