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Health Circular Hc(77)26

Volume 940: debated on Monday 28 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what information he has showing the extent to which the advice contained in Health Circular HC(77)26 has been acted upon by the authorities to which it was addressed.

The circular is concerned with counselling arrangements for women seeking abortion and does not require health authorities to report their action formally to my Department. Informally, however, we are aware of active consideration being given to counselling arrangements, and in particular to the need for appropriate training, in at least six regions.