HC Deb 12 November 1987 vol 122 c281W
Mr. Michael Morris

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what action is being taken to ensure the United Kingdom is self-sufficient in blood products.

Mr. Newton

Scotland and Northern Ireland are self-sufficient in all blood products. England and Wales are already self-sufficient in many. To ensure complete self-sufficiency a new blood products laboratory has been built at Elstree at a cost of £60 million. The new factory was officially opened on 29 April 1987. Production is expected within the next few months leading to very substantial output in 1988 and self-sufficiency in 1989.

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