HC Deb 27 November 2002 vol 395 cc355-6W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what checks he will put in place to ensure NHS trusts correctly represent data on hospital-acquired infections once the Public Health Laboratory Service is abolished. [81717]

Mr. Lammy

Responsibility for co-ordinating surveillance of health care associated infections transfers from the Public Health Laboratory Service to the Health Protection Agency in April 2003, but as the national system will remain unchanged no additional checks are needed.