HC Deb 15 December 1983 vol 50 c568W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many representations he has received about the prescribing of contraceptives for girls under the age of 16 years; how many were in favour and how many were against; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

In the last six months some 300 letters have been received in our Department expressing anxiety about doctors prescribing contraceptives to girls under 16, and about 100 arguing the case for doctors exercising clinical judgment in this matter.