HC Deb 02 April 1996 vol 275 cc183-4W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if work has commenced on the prior options reviews of establishments which his Department sponsors. [24542]

Mr. Horam

As indicated by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade in his announcement of the timetable for prior options reviews on 26 January 1996, Official Report, columns 421–23, the outcome of reviews of the National Radiological Protection Board, National Biological Standards Board and the public health laboratory service are due to be reported to Ministers by December 1996.

Work has recently commenced on the review of the National Radiological Protection Board. Views are being invited from any interested parties by means of an advertisement in "Government Opportunities" and by a direct approach to key organisations and individuals.