§ 26. Mr. David Stewart
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects to receive advice from the national screening committee about the feasibility of introducing a national screening programme for Type 2 diabetes. 
§ Mr. Galbraith
The National Screening Committee is currently considering the detailed aspects of this issue. I hope that the Committee will be able to make recommendations to Ministers by the end of this year.
From 1 July 1999 this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.