HC Deb 07 March 1988 vol 129 cc48-9W
Ms. Harman

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services which health authorities have implemented the recommendations of the Maternity Services Advisory Committee.

Mrs. Currie

The reports of the Maternity Services Advisory Committee made a number of recommendations. Most districts have implemented the advice given or have plans to do so. Where districts have not fully implemented the recommendations, they have concluded that existing practices are already working well.

Following publication of the reports in 1985, the Department sought information from health authorities on a number of issues arising from the reports with a view to establishing a base from which to measure progress on implementation through the accountability review process. A copy of the findings of this exercise has been placed in the Library.