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Notice given 10 October 2005

1300  Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing—With reference to the commitment made by the Minister in October 2004 for a departmental review into SV40 contamination of polio vaccine used in the 1950s and 1960s and its possible links with cancer:

(1) Is this review in progress.

(2) Who is conducting this review.

(3) What are the terms of reference for this review.

(4) (a) When does the Minister expect to receive a report of the findings; and (b) will these results be made public.