To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent progress there has been regarding his Department's discussions with Myriad Inc. on the patent for testing breast cancer genes relating to hereditary breast cancer. 
[holding answer 12 May 2003]: There have been no recent discussions with Myriad.
|Most likely condition for an abortion. North-east London, 1993 to 2001|
|2001 SHA||2000 SHA||1999 SHA||1998 SHA||1997 SHA||1996 SHA||1995 SHA||1994 1HAs||1993 1HAs|
|Total number of abortions||11,149||10,406||9,905||9,725||9,085||9,114||8,438||8,518||8,538|
|Age group in years||20–24||20–24||20–24||20–24||25–29||20–24||25–29||25–29||25–24|
|Gestation group in weeks||9 to 12||9 to 12||9 to 12||9 to 12||9 to 12||9 to 12||9 to 12||9 to 12||9 to 12|
1 North East London Strategic health authority (SHA) is equivalent to three health authorities (HAs); Barking & Havering, Redbridge & Waltham Forest and East London & The City.
2 Includes Ground C alone (that the pregnancy has not exceeded its 24th week and that the continuance of the pregnancy would involve risk, greater than if the pregnancy were terminated, of injury to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman There were boundary changes in HAs prior to 1993 and comparable data are therefore not available