HC Deb 13 April 2000 vol 348 c281W
Miss Kirkbride

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the progress of arrangements for the three human papilloma virus pilot tests due to start in the summer. [118695]

Ms Perham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which sites will be used for piloting human papilloma virus testing as part of the National Cervical Cancer Screening Programme. [118703]

Yvette Cooper

The Department is currently establishing an advisory group, which will oversee the commissioning and running of the pilot sites for HPV testing and provide expert advice and support on all aspects of the scope of the project. A limited competition exercise will be held in the summer to select the pilot sites, and it is anticipated they will be chosen by the autumn. Testing will begin when preparatory work at each site is complete.

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