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Biobank Initiative

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have volunteered to participate in the Biobank initiative to date; and if he will make a statement. (257455)

As at 6pm on 17 February 2009, UK Biobank had recruited 258,542 people. It aims to recruit 500,000 people aged 40-69 who agree to be part of this important national resource for health research. It is on target to achieve this by mid-2010.