To ask the Secretary of State for Health
(1) why the NHS colorectal screening programme will not now start on 1 April; when she expects the programme to start; and if she will make a statement;
(2) what funding she has made available for the NHS colorectal screening programme; when the funding will start; and if she will make a statement.
The Government have stated their commitment to a national bowel cancer screening programme, for which funding has been agreed. On