§ Mr. Coleman
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many women in Wales, giving details by age, have had the contraceptive drug Depo Provera prescribed for them; whether he will give this information as a breakdown for each of the area health authorities in Wales; and what advice his Department has issued on the use of the drug.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
Information on the use of Depo Provera is not collected centrally. The Welsh Office has not issued advice on the use of the drug: advice on the prescribing of this product is given in the current data sheet issued to all doctors by the manufacturer in 589W accordance with the terms of the product licence.