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Scientific Advisory Group on Pandemic Influenza

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 22 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2008, Official Report, column 1086W, on Scientific Advisory Group on Pandemic Influenza, (1) if he will place in the Library copies of the (a) agendas for the (i) induction meeting on 4 March 2008 and (ii) meeting on 4 April 2008 and (b) the minutes of the induction meeting of 4 March 2008; and if he will make a statement; [R] (199241)

(2) if he will place in the Library copies of the Scientific Advisory Sub-group on Modelling’s minutes of its meetings of (a) 15 January 2007, (b) 29 March 2007, (c) 6 June 2007 and (d) 19 October 2007; and if he will make a statement. [R]

The Scientific Advisory Group on Pandemic Influenza was reviewed in 2007 and has been replaced by the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Committee (SPI). The induction meeting on 4 March 2008 for SPI was informal to provide members with background information related to the pandemic influenza preparedness programme. No notes of the meeting were taken.

The agenda for the SPI induction, and its first meeting on 4 March 2008, have been placed in the Library. The agreed minutes of the SPI meeting will also be placed in the Library once they are available.

As a working group, the scientific sub-group on modelling does not take minutes as such, but instead updates their modelling summary based on the discussions held within the group and the conclusions reached. The latest available summary has been placed in the Library.