HC Deb 16 January 1978 vol 942 c89W
Mrs. Knight

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he is satisfied that the practice of amniocentesis carries no risk for pregnant women and their babies.

Mr. Moyle

We have been aware for some time of public and professional concern that the safety of amniocentesis should be properly evaluated. It was for this reason that the Medical Research Council set up a working party to consider and undertake a research survey on the hazards of amniocentesis, and I understand that its report will be published in the spring.