It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Henry. I thank my hon. Friend Mohammad Yasin for securing this debate on an issue that is so important to my constituents in Hampstead and Kilburn. I will speak briefly.
More than 2,000 incredible people from Hampstead and Kilburn are on the Anthony Nolan stem cell register, a large proportion of whom are from BAME backgrounds. I mention that fact because, as Members from across the House have said, only 20% of patients from BAME backgrounds will get a perfect match, compared with 69% of people from white northern European backgrounds.