HC Deb 08 November 1999 vol 337 cc451-2W
Mrs. Ann Winterton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what response he has made to the British Medical Association Guidelines and Code of Practice on Advance Statements about Medical Treatment; and if he will make a statement. [96517]

Yvette Cooper

We have considered these Guidelines and Code of Practice carefully. They aim to promote clarity in the area of advance statements to enable their validity and applicability to be decided on a case by case basis.