HC Deb 24 July 1990 vol 177 c176W
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.