HC Deb 16 November 1971 vol 826 cc84-5W
Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his estimate of the saving of funds in the National Health Service of inducing 100 abortions by the new out-patient technique instead of within the in-patient sector of the Hospital Service.

Mr. Alison

Separate costs of treatments within a specialty are not available, and this technique is not sufficiently generally used to make possible a realistic estimate of likely savings to the National Health Service.

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