HC Deb 22 December 1983 vol 51 c575

11.2 am

Mr. Harry Greenway (Ealing, North)

With your permission Mr. Speaker, and that of the House, I beg leave to present a petition drawing attention to the justified opposition, which I share, to the revised Health Service notice (section G), issued by the Department of Health and Social Security in 1980 which advises doctors that they may provide contraceptive drugs or devices to girls under the age of consent without their parents being consulted.

The petition is in the name of Captain H. Ross Cordy, of the Salvation Army of I Betham road, Greenford, Middlesex with about 300 signatures. It is supported by another petition in the name of Mr. Clive Bishop of Greenford and some 500 fellow constituents from Perivale, many of whom attend St. John Fisher church in Perivale. Some 600 petitions on this important subject have to date been presented to the House bearing millions of signatures on an issue about which the country feels strongly. I look for early action.

To lie upon the Table.

Mr. Speaker

I say to the hon. Member for Montgomery, that in view of the petition, his debate will end at 11.35 am and to the hon. Member for Thanet, South (Mr. Aitken) that his debate will also have 25 minutes. That should bring us back on course.

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