HC Deb 04 March 2003 vol 400 c980W
Jim Dobbin

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many girls aged(a) under 16, (b) under 18 and (c) under 20 have been given the morning-after pill under Patient Group Directives in each year in which Patient Group Directives have been in force. [99460]

Ms Blears

The information requested is not collected centrally. The use of patient group directions for health professionals to supply emergency contraception is a local decision taken by the relevant primary care trust.

National data on the occasions on which emergency contraception is provided is derived from the KT31 form annual returns from national health service contraceptive services in England. This data does not identify whether the provision is through a patient group direction.