Short asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has yet made a definite decision to open another heart transplant centre.
§ Mr. John Patten
No. A gradual expansion of heart transplantation was recommended in the report* evaluating its costs and benefits copies of which are in the Library, and my right hon. Friend has asked the supra regional services advisory group to make recommendations as to how its development might best be taken forward. These recommendations are not expected before the late autumn, and no decision on the extent and nature