HC Deb 05 August 1975 vol 897 c170W
25. Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether she will publish the advice she gives to health authorities on the subject of the sterilisation of minors.

Mrs. Castle

As my hon. Friend explained in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield, Heeley (Mr. Hooley) on 23rd July, the Department is preparing a discussion paper on the issue of guidance on this matter. One of the points to be considered will be the extent to which any such guidance should be published.—[Vol. 896, c.248.]