HC Deb 20 July 1987 vol 120 c69W
Mr. Dobson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what recent representations on transplant his Department has received from the National Society for Transplant Surgery; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Currie

Four letters were received in the Department from the chairman during April giving information about the society, and a further letter was received in May asking for an assurance that the Department would recognise the legal validity of the society's donor cards. The legality of the document would be a matter for the courts and the chairman was informed that such an assurance could not therefore be given.