HC Deb 29 June 1971 vol 820 cc81-2W
Mr. Abse

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether, to protect a 12-year-old girl, who has undergone an abortion in a private clinic and details of whom have been sent to him, he will now consult with the appropriate local authority with a view to the child being brought before the juvenile courts under Section 1 of the Children and Young Persons Act, 1969, as being in need of care.

Sir K. Joseph

This is entirely a matter for the local authority.

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