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Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2009, Official Report, column 1021W, on vCJD, if he will publish the results of the evaluation of vCJD prototype assays; and if he will make a statement. (286480)

Evaluation of prototype variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease blood assays is ongoing, and interim results will not be issued at this stage. Results will eventually be published under the auspices of the CJD Resource Centre Oversight Committee.