§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish the preliminary results of the breast screening programme; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Stewart
A report on the Scottish breast screening programme will be published towards the end of March 1993 in conjunction with similar reports for England and Wales and I shall place a copy in the Library of the House.
The data of the Scottish report will relate to 1991–92 which was the first full year of operation. Preliminary results indicate that attendance was 72 per cent. of women invited and that the rate of cancers detected was 6.3 per 1,000 women screened.