§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what proportion of blood products for use by haemophiliacs at transfusion centres is imported; and what proportion of imported products are used after one year, after two years, after three years, and after more than three years, respectively;
(2) when the heat treatment (protein fractionation) plant for blood products at Elstree will be completed and working.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
For information on the availability of heat-treated blood products, I refer the hon. Member to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth, West (Mr. Butterfill) on 5 February at column527. We do not collect information on how long imported products are kept.