HC Deb 12 December 1972 vol 848 c72W
27. Mr. Leslie Huckfield

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many regional hospital boards use form HMR 101/5 (1972) as part of their normal cervical or vaginal cytology service.

Mr. Alison

The use of this form is not mandatory, but it has been recommended for use since the beginning of this year. In most regions decisions on its use are left to individual hospitals. Most hospitals now use it and almost all which do not are using an acceptable alternative.