HC Deb 25 January 1988 vol 126 c91W
Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give the current number of private clinics for plastic surgery and the number in 1983 and 1978; and if he will make a statement on the method of assessment of the quality of service of such clinics.

Mrs. Currie

I regret that the statistical information requested is not held centrally. Each private clinic performing plastic surgery must register with its local district health authority. Under the Registered Homes Act 1984, that authority must inspect it at least twice per year and must be satisfied that its premises and management arrangements meet the requirements of registration. The clinical service provided in such a clinic is a matter between each individual purchaser and the clinician involved.