HC Deb 24 January 1983 vol 35 cc295-6W
Mr. Greville Janner

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will provide necessary resources for the introduction in Leicestershire of an early warning system for cervical cancer as recommended by the Leicestershire family practitioners' committee.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The provision of cervical cytology recall facilities is a matter for district health authorities to determine in consultation with family practitioner committees. However, a special sum of £500,000 is to be made available to the cervical cytology recall programme as part of an Information Technology Year initiative. This will provide up to 20 micro-computers for FPCs who are running local recall schemes. I intend to announce details of the allocation of these funds as soon as possible.