HC Deb 22 January 2003 vol 398 c395W
Chris Grayling

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) in how many cases discussions about the financial terms of the transfer of a PHLS laboratory to the relevant NHS trust have not begun; [90060]

(2) how many agreements have been reached between NHS trusts and the PHLS about the financial details of the transfer of laboratories; and in how many cases such agreements are outstanding. [90059]

Ms Blears

Detailed discussions about all the laboratory transfers are well advanced between Public Health Laboratory Service group directorates and national health service trusts. All are due to be completed by 31 March 2003.