HC Deb 12 March 1980 vol 980 c602W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will re-issue "Human Relationships in Obstetrics", last published by his Department in 1962.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

The Department, with the assistance of an editorial advisory group representing professional and lay interests, has for some time been considering how a revision of the booklet should be undertaken. The Standing Medical and Standing Nursing and Midwifery Advisory Committees have recently endorsed the group's recommendation that professional bodies be invited to take over authorship of the booklet in order to ensure that its guidance is acceptable to professional workers. A subsequent offer from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to consider, with the other relevant professional bodies concerned, how such guidance can best be given, has been gratefully accepted.