§ Mr. Wareing
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received concerning the proposals of the National Blood Authority which include the closure of Liverpool's blood transfusion unit; what her response has been; if she will as a matter of urgency study the proposals; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Sackville
We have received representations from Members of both Houses, and from other interested parties. The National Blood Authority is undertaking a detailed consultation about its proposals. The results of the consultation will be carefully considered before decisions are made.