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Allergies: Health Services

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the Sixth Report of the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology, Session 2006-07, HL 166, what progress has been made in setting up a pilot regional allergy centre. (212809)

In the Government's response to the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology report on Allergy we announced our intention to consider whether a pilot allergy centre was the best way forward. We have since written to all strategic health authorities inviting declarations of interest in leading this process.

We are also continuing to consult stakeholders, including commissioners and patient representative bodies, about what will best meet the needs of patients.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the invitation to strategic health authorities to tender to lead the regional allergy centre pilot. (212810)