§ Chris Grayling
To ask the Secretary of State for Health where the scanned image of biopsies is in use. 
§ Mr. Hutton
The Department of Health does not collect this information centrally. As part of its Pathology Modernisation Programme, the Department is funding a pilot project, based at Leeds Teaching602W Hospitals National Health Service Trust, to evaluate the use of digital scanning technology in histopathology. The project will run from 2003–04 to 2005–06.