§ Mrs. Gorman
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to provide additional dedicated clinics for family planning and the menopause.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
The level of provision of menopause and family planning clinic services is a matter for individual health authorities to determine in the light of local needs and priorities. Guidance issued by the Department asks health authorities to strike a proper balance between services provided by specialist clinics and those provided by GPs, bearing in mind matters such as clinics' wider health role.