asked Her Majesty's Government:
What representations the Secretary of State for Health has had from the chairman of the Haemophilia Society on the findings of Professor John Collinge in the December 2006 edition of the Lancet on the transmission by infected blood of variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease to blood donor recipients in the United Kingdom; what reply is being sent; and what action they are planning. [HL1047]
The chairman of the Haemophilia Society wrote to the Secretary of State for Health on 12 December about a number of issues in relation to vCJD and the possible risk of transmission of vCJD to haemophilia patients through treatment. Officials are preparing a comprehensive response which will set out government action and developments in relation to vCJD. We will send a copy of the response to the noble Lord.