HC Deb 30 January 2004 vol 417 cc557-8W
Jane Griffiths

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of deaths from ectopic pregnancy; and if he will make a statement. [150771]

Dr. Ladyman

The Department is currently preparing a national service framework for children, which will include standards for maternity care, including the management of problems in early pregnancy. It also currently provides Section 64 support for the organisation The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust, which provides information, support and advice to those affected by ectopic pregnancy, and works to raise awareness. Details of the grants provided are shown in the following tables.

Core grant
2000–01 20,000
2001–02 20,000
2002–03 10,00

Project grant for the Chlamydia and Ectopic Pregnancy project
2001–02 9,500
2002–03 9,500
2003–04 9,500