§ Dr. Evan Harris
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to investigate the use of(a) ultrasound and (b) biochemical tests in combination with Dexa scanning for identifying osteoporosis in (i) the population and (ii) a sub-set of the population; and if he will ask the National Screening Committee to commission a review of the area this year before its autumn workshop. 
§ Jacqui Smith
I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave him on 3 April 2002,Official Report, column 1042W.
The United Kingdom national screening committee will review its advice and the evidence available at its meeting on 26 June 2002 and make recommendations.