HC Deb 09 January 2001 vol 360 c537W
Mr. Boswell

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will announce a timetable for universal neonatal hearing screening throughout England. [144051]

Yvette Cooper

The NHS Plan in sets out our commitment to introducing effective and appropriate screening programmes for women and children by 2004. We announced the 20 pilot sites for universal neonatal hearing screening, which will inform the roll out of the new screening programme.