HC Deb 21 April 1988 vol 131 cc536-7W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will take steps to collect centrally information on the waiting time for cervical smear test results in each laboratory in every health board in Scotland; what steps are taken to achieve consistency in this regard both within and between health boards; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

As part of the monitoring of the introduction of a comprehensive cervical cancer screening programme in Scotland, I am arranging for this information to be collected centrally.