– Scottish Parliament written question – answered at on 11 March 2011.

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Photo of Ross Finnie Ross Finnie Liberal Democrat

Question S3W-39665

To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects the liquid-based cytology equipment used in primary screening for cervical cancer to come to the end of its working life.

Photo of Shona Robison Shona Robison Scottish National Party

Liquid-based cytology equipment has a working life of between seven to 10 years.

The original installation dates at each NHS board vary between 2001 to 2007 and NHS boards are responsible for the replacement of this equipment.

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