HC Deb 11 June 1986 vol 99 c214W
Mr. Cohen

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his assessment of the work done by the Tavistock clinic; what were the conclusions of the recent review body's report about the clinic's activities; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Whitney

We are now studying the two reports we commissioned on the role and funding of the Tavistock and Portman clinics together with the results of consultation on their findings. Both reports made a number of important recommendations and I have arranged for copies to be placed in the Library. The uncertainty surrounding the future and funding of both clinics is longstanding. We are acting to try to bring that uncertainty to an end. We will announce our conclusions as soon as possible.