HC Deb 01 December 1998 vol 321 cc164-5W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the risks associated with women's boxing. [61007]

Ms Jowell

Although the Department has not conducted specific research into the hazards associated with women's boxing, the health risks of the sport in general are well documented. These risks are highlighted in "The Boxing Debate" published by the British Medical Association in 1993, and include acute and chronic brain damage, and injuries to the eye.