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Pregnancy: Young People

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answer of 27 October 2008, Official Report, column 665W, on teenage pregnancy, when the memorandum of understanding was put in place; and when the first quarterly report on progress will be made; (232366)

(2) if he will audit the range of provision of contraception offered within in each primary care trust area.

The memorandum of understanding between the Department and strategic health authorities (SHAs) is currently being agreed and SHAs will be asked to report progress quarterly. The first report will be received in December 2008.

Primary care trusts undertook a national baseline questionnaire of contraceptive services in 2006. The Department of Health document “Findings of the Baseline Review of Contraceptive Services” (2007) has already been placed in the Library.