HC Deb 20 April 1972 vol 835 cc154-5W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will advise public bodies to accept family planning advertisements.

Sir K. Joseph

I have been asked to reply.

I am in favour of suitable publicity for family planning services and have encouraged both local and national health authorities to this end; but it would not be right for me to interfere generally with the discretion of public bodies over the acceptance of these advertisements.