HC Deb 24 April 1975 vol 890 c369W
Mr. Hooley

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether any discussions have been held with the medical profession concerning the sterilisation of children under the age of 12 years; and what was the outcome of such discussions.

Dr. Owen

There have been no discussions centrally and there is no general policy, the belief being that these difficult and delicate issues are best decided after discussion with all those most closely concerned with any individual case.