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Volume 476: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many reviews of histopathology services were conducted in each strategic health authority in each of the last three years; (206074)

(2) how many histopathology samples were reviewed by NHS trusts following concerns about discrepancies in histopathology laboratories in each of the last three years.

The Department does not routinely collect information centrally about reviews of histopathology services or the number of histopathology samples reviewed by national health service trusts.