HL Deb 11 January 2000 vol 608 c108WA
The Countess of Mar

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether there is any evidence of the removal of glands, particularly pituitary glands, from the bodies of deceased children without the consent of their next of kin. [HL326]

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

As announced on 6 October, the Chief Medical Officer is conducting an investigation into the removal and retention of tissues and organs at post mortem. He will report his findings to the Secretary of State for Health in September.