§ 20. Mrs. Joyce Butler
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied with the national provision for the early detection of breast cancer; what proposals he has for improving screening facilities for this disease; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Moyle
I am at present discussing with health authorities a review of the diagnostic facilities available for the early detection of breast cancer. Recommendations from the Breast Cancer Screening Trials Working Group, whose establishment my right hon. Friend announced last year, will be considered in the light of the limited resources available for new developments within the National Health Service and the competing claims for them. I hope to make a decision soon about any further breast screening trials.