HC Deb 25 May 1979 vol 967 cc324-5W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he intends to investigate the incident which occurred at Whiston hospital, Knowsley, where an aborted foetus is alleged to have struggled for life on a hospital draining board for more than two hours before it died.

Dr. Vaughan

This is an important matter on which, in all the circumstances, I think it would be helpful for me to write in detail to the hon. Gentleman. I shall therefore be doing so.