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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-17129: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 8 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to calls for the introduction of screening for the genetic condition, 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, also known as DiGeorge syndrome.

Answered by: Shona Robison 19 June 2018

The Scottish Government, like the rest of the UK, takes advice about all aspects of screening policy and supports implementation from the independent expert UK National Screening Committee.

We have written to the National Screening Committee to highlight this issue for their consideration and advice. The Committee will be open for submissions to consider proposals later this year.