§ Mrs. Helen Clark
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what care an NHS trust is required to provide to women wishing to have a home birth. 1645W
§ Dr. Ladyman
If a National Health Service trust provides a home birth service, it should ensure that suitably skilled midwives are available to attend the woman and to provide care and support throughout the labour and birth. Appropriate transfer arrangements should also be in place in case the woman or baby needs specialist medical care.