§ Mrs. Mahon
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what studies her Department(a) has conducted and (b) intends to conduct into possible adverse side effects of hormone replacement therapy; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Sackville
The Department does not conduct research itself, but has funded projects on hormone replacement therapy, most recently a project entitled HRT in the menopause: a cost-effective analysis, which ended in December 1994. The Health Departments are currently discussing further work with the Medical Research Council which receives its grant in aid from the Office of my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
October 1991 October 1992 October 1993 April 1994 Inner London 0.57 0.58 0.58 0.58 Outer London 0.54 0.54 0.54 0.54 Newcastle 0.58 0.61 0.59 0.61 Manchester 0.58 0.60 0.62 0.62 Birmingham 0.56 0.56 0.55 0.56 Liverpool 0.51 0.50 0.52 0.55
1. Family health services authorities included in inner London are:
- i. Brent and Harrow,
- ii. Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster,
- iii. Camden and Islington,
- iv. City and East London,
- v. Enfield and Haringey,
- vi. Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, and
- vii. Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth.
2. Family health services authorities included in outer London are:
- i. Barnet,
- ii. Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow,
- iii. Hillingdon,
- iv. Redbridge and Waltham Forest,
- v. Greenwich and Bexley,
- vi. Bromley, and
- vii. Kingston and Richmond.
3. Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool each have their own FHSAs.
4. Calculations based on Office of Population Censuses and Surveys resident population estimates from 1991 population census and projections for subsequent years.