§ Mr. David Porter
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make it her policy to set up a national skin bank; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Sackville
We have recently asked the United Kingdom Transplant Support Services Authority to commission a review of the current arrangements for the retrieval, storage and use of tissue, including skin, in the United Kingdom. Once the findings are complete we will give careful consideration to what tissue banking arrangements will be needed for the future.