§ Mr. Home Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will estimate the number of people whose organs are likely to be suitable for donation for transplant who are currently carrying donor cards.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
It is not possible to estimate how many people carry donor cards. The number of donor cards issued in Scotland since the inception of the scheme considerably exceeds the country's total population. It is the Government's policy to ensure that the cards are distributed as widely as possible, through central initiatives and local efforts.