HC Deb 24 March 1980 vol 981 c427W
42. Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will study the report "Childbirth Today" produced by the Council for Science and Society; and whether he intends to take action to collect more information in order to determine the usefulness of equipment used in childbirth.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

I am arranging for this report, which I have just received, to be studied. A steering group has just been established to consider health services information generally and its first major study will be concerned with information about hospital clinical activity— including the maternity services.