HC Deb 01 May 1995 vol 259 c6W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to encourage the extension of infertility treatment on the NHS; and if she will institute an assessment of the effectiveness of the various forms of infertility treatment present funded by the NHS. [21841]

Mr. Sackville

Decisions about the resources to be made available for infertility services must be left to individual health authorities as they are in the best position to determine priorities in the light of local needs and circumstances.

An assessment of the effectiveness of infertility treatments is already available in: The Effective Health Care Bulletin on "The Management of Subfertility" (August 1992), published for the NHS Management Executive by a consortium of Leeds and York universities and the research unit of the Royal College of Physicians.

Copies of the publication are available in the Library.