§ Mr. Martyn Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the Birth Control Trust publication, "Abortion Provision in Britain"; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Ms Jowell
This publication which has just been received, is being studied with interest. The White Paper "The New NHS" outlines a number of steps which we will be taking to improve the consistency of service provision throughout the National Health Service. We will challenge and address variations not based on health needs and wishes of local people. We will aim for maximum consistency while still allowing appropriate local and individual responsiveness.