HC Deb 06 June 1989 vol 154 cc23-4W
Mr. Robin Cook

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his policy on the funding of a unit for liver transplants in Scotland; and what recent discussions have been held on such a proposal.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The national specialist services advisory committee is currently considering the need for liver transplant facilities in Scotland. Members of the committee have visited existing transplant units at Birmingham and Leeds. They have also had recent discussions with clinicians who have an interest in the provision of a liver transplant service in Scotland. When I have received the committee's advice I shall look at what needs to be done.