HC Deb 25 February 1999 vol 326 c428W
Dr. Starkey

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what clinical guidelines his Department has given to obstetricians in assessing when a caesarean section is appropriate. [72537]

Mr. Hutton

The Department does not issue clinical guidelines. The Department is funding the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to carry out a national audit of caesarean sections in order to develop caesarean section audit criteria for particular groups of women.