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Cervical Smear Tests

Volume 127: debated on Friday 19 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many laboratories in Scotland are equipped to deal with cervical smear tests; and what are their locations.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 27 October 1987.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the average period of time which each laboratory in Scotland takes to send the results of cervical smear tests back to patients.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many women were tested for cervical cancer in each year since 1975.

The information is as follows:

YearNumber of women tested
1975253,461
1976235,582
1977239,572
1978253,270
1979252,896
1980282,510
1981293,870
1982285,105
1983315,044
1984322,484
1985356,747
1986361,626
Figures for 1987 are not yet available.