HC Deb 28 April 1971 vol 816 cc155-6W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the monthly take-up of free family planning services since this benefit was introduced; what proportion these numbers form of the total estimated to be eligible; and what was the annual cost.

Mr. Alison

Local health authorities are empowered to provide free family planning services but information is not available centrally on how many people are eligible for these services, nor how many take advantage of them.