HC Deb 04 November 2002 vol 392 c132W
Keith Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many organs are retained at Leicestershire hospitals from deceased persons. [77962]

Mr. Lammy

There are currently 153 organs retained by the three hospitals covered by the University Hospitals of Leicester National Health Service Trust. Their retention complies with the Department's rules on the removal, retention and use of human organs. We have recently consulted on revised procedures and protocols for the taking, storage and use of human organs and tissue, and a code of practice on the import and export of body parts. That exercise will lead to a new Bill on human tissue in due course.