§ Mrs. Ray Michie
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received from interested groups concerning women and mental health.
§ Mrs. Currie
We have received several representations from a variety of sources, including, most recently, the report of the Women's National Commission.556W
I am particularly concerned about the problems some women experience with tranquillisers. There are a number of initiatives to encourage more careful prescribing on benzodiazepines, handle the problems of withdrawal, promote alternatives to tranquillisers, and to provide alternative help for those dependent upon them.
I am sure that the hon. Member is aware of the particular interest that I am taking in this topic.