HC Deb 21 April 1999 vol 329 c542W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons his Department withdrew its proposed stand from the Conference of the Royal College of Midwives in Glasgow; and if he will make a statement. [81416]

Ms Jowell

Since the conference was planned to take place shortly before the elections to the Scottish Parliament, it was not thought appropriate for the Government to take a publicity stand.

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