HC Deb 27 July 1971 vol 822 c59W
Mr. Jessel

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps he will take, when considering applications from private clinics, for new licences and for renewals under the Abortion Act, to ensure that operations will be carried out only when adequate supplies of blood for tranfusions are readily available.

Sir K. Joseph

Before granting approval under the Abortion Act I already expect nursing homes to have made adequate arrangements for the obtaining of blood for transfusion.