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Volume 406: debated on Wednesday 4 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is regarding screening for aneurisms; and if he will make a statement. [115249]

The United Kingdom national screening committee makes recommendations to Ministers on all aspects of screening programmes. It is currently considering the resource costs and work force implications of implementing a screening programme, following the publication of a multi-centre study funded by the Medical Research Council last year. Until these recommendations are received, screening should not be started.