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Private Nursing Homes (Terminations Of Pregnancies)

Volume 978: debated on Monday 11 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the nine private nursing homes that have been given permission to undertake daycare terminations of early pregnancy; if he is satisfied that the regional distribution of these centresbrings a near uniform availability throughout the United Kingdom; and if any of the clinics is connected to the charitable sector.

The following nursing homes have been authorised to carry out day-care treatment for early abortion:

London Area
The Garden Clinic, Hendon, NW4.
The New Cross Nursing Home, London, SE4.
"Rosslyn", Charitable Trust, Twickenham,
Middlesex.
Leigham Private Clinic, Streatham, SW16.
Park View Clinic, Ealing, W5.
Kent
Victoria House, Rochester.
Leeds
Fallodon Private Nursing Home.
Birmingham
Calthorpe Nursing Home, Edgbaston.
Approval has been withheld from the remaining nursing home because of enquiries being made into possible breaches of the main assurances relating to the conduct of the nursing home.
All the nursing homes listed applied for permission to undertake day-care abortion treatment. The sole criterion for approval was their suitability to carry out treatment on this basis. I have no power to ensure that a regional balance is maintained in the private sector.