HC Deb 03 April 2003 vol 402 cc861-2W
Mr. Field

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Public Health Laboratory Service will maintain its UK Accreditation Service accreditation when it transfers into the NHS. [105487]

Ms Blears

The Public Health Laboratory Service will be transferring to national health service trusts 31 of its laboratories that carry out general clinical diagnostic microbiology. We are advised that these transfers will not affect their accreditation by the United Kingdom Accreditation Scheme (UKAS).