HC Deb 28 February 1966 vol 725 cc188-9W
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 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.