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Aat Deficiency

Volume 403: debated on Monday 7 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to speed up the time it takes to identify people with AAT Deficiency. [106608]

The considerable extra investment that this Government has made, and continues to make, in national health service funding will improve services for all NHS patients, including those with anti-antitrypsin deficiency. However, we have no plans centrally to take specific steps to speed up the time it takes to identify people with this condition.