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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-04431: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 2 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-02017 by Aileen Campbell on 7 September 2016, by what date it will make an announcement on the future of the Edinburgh cleft lip and palate surgical service and what the reason is for the delay.

Answered by: Shona Robison 14 November 2016

As I confirmed in my statement to parliament on 2 November 2016, which is available at, I have met the clinical teams in Glasgow and Edinburgh and, in the light of those discussions and full consideration of the evidence, I expect to make a decision before the end of the year.