HC Deb 18 July 1995 vol 263 c1143W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he proposes to meet the chairman of the National Blood Authority to discuss the future of the service; and if he will make a statement. [35137]

(2) what changes have taken place in the past 12 months in each blood service centre in its (a) staffing (b) service provided; and when he proposes to announce the future pattern of service provision by the national blood transfusion service. [35136]

Mr. Sackville

Ministers have regular meetings with the chairman of the National Blood Authority. Staffing of the national blood service and details of services provided by each blood centre are a matter for that authority.

The National Blood authority has undertaken a thorough and widespread consultation on its proposals. The authority's revised proposals have recently been submitted and are being studied carefully. An announcement will be made in due course.