§ Mr. Corrie
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services which clinics licensed to terminate pregnancies have the following resuscitation equipment; micro-gas analyser, cardiac monitor, neo-natal ven 138W tilator and oxygen analyser, together with the necessary personnel trained to use them.
§ Dr. Vaughan
Special approval to carry out abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy is limited to eight out of a total of 64 clinics approved under the Abortion Act 1967. It is a condition of this special approval that (a) an incubator, a neo-natal laryngoscope and endotracheal tubes, suction apparatus—including mucus catheters—and an oxygen supply are available; (b) medical and nursing staff experienced in the use of such equipment are readily available at the time that terminations are carried out; (c) arrangements exist for the immediate transfer to a special care baby unit at a nearby hospital of any live infant which, following emergency treatment, is found to be surviving.