HC Deb 05 August 1975 vol 897 c182W
62. Mrs. Colquhoun

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will take steps to ban induced childbirth until inquiries are completed into the effect of such a practice on mother and child.

Dr. Owen

No. It is and must remain for individual doctors to decide in the light of their professional judgment whether induction is indicated in any particular case. I would, however, expect the use of this technique to be fully discussed and agreed between a woman and her doctor.