HC Deb 23 January 2003 vol 398 c477W
Mr. David Stewart

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health's recommendation of a nationally accepted information and consent form for hospital post mortem examinations. [92547]

Mr. Lammy

Following a recommendation by the Chief Medical Officer in 2001, we have consulted on and piloted consent forms and information leaflets for use throughout the national health service.

We intend to issue the forms shortly as part of a broader package of measures to improve the handling of issues relating to the removal, retention and use of human organs and tissue. This will include a code of practice on families and post mortems.