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– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 3rd August 1999.

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Photo of Euan Robson Euan Robson Liberal Democrat

Question S1W-628

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish average waiting times for patients requiring IVF treatment for each health board in Scotland.

Photo of Susan Deacon Susan Deacon Labour

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is statutorily responsible for setting guidelines and directions on all aspects of IVF, including the collection and disclosure of information. I am advised that for reasons of patient confidentiality information on IVF is available only to licensed IVF Centres and that in any case data on waiting times is not collected centrally.

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