§ Mrs. Joyce Butler
asked the Minister of Health what cervical cancer screening service is available to women at risk in the Clevedon district.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
Clevedon is served by the Southmead Hospital Group laboratory which examines smears taken from patients attending gynaecological and obstetric out-patient departments and women attending Family Planning Clinics. Laboratory facilities at Southmead are 189W being expanded to support the introduction of full-scale screening and I am about to approve Somerset County Council's proposals to start clinics as soon as these facilities are available.