HC Deb 26 January 1989 vol 145 cc713-4W
Mr. Hayes

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to regulate the sale of human organs, including from live donors.

Mr. Freeman

We are totally opposed to the commercialisation of human organs. Recent allegations are being investigated urgently. A report is expected shortly. The Registered Homes Act 1984 provides powers to cancel the registration of private hospitals where

The costs and savings which have accrued from the main policy changes to national insurance benefits since 1979 are set out in the table.

conduct is in any way improper or undesirable. We are currently consulting Health Service management and the medical profession with a view to implementing a register of organ transplant operations in England. Such a register would help in the investigation of any future allegations.