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QUESTION NOS: 533 to the Minister for Health and Children (Ms. Harney (Dublin Mid-West)) for WRITTEN ANSWER on 27/01/2009

* To ask the Minister for Health and Children further to Parliamentary Question No. 118 of 25 September 2008, if full national coverage of the CervicalCheck programme has been achieved; the number of general practitioners, assistant general practitioners, family planning and other smeartakers registered with the programme; if testing has begun under this programme; the number of people tested to date; the average time it is currently taking for results to be given to the women; and if she will make a statement on the matter. – David Stanton


The Deputies’ questions relate to CervicalCheck, which is the responsibility of the National Cancer Screening Service. Accordingly, my Department has requested the Chief Executive Officer of the Service to respond directly to the Deputies in this regard.