Health Committee

  No. 23, Session 2002-03                                              14 May 2003   


Third inquiry - Terms of Reference -
Maternity Services Sub-committee:

 Choice in Maternity Services

The Health Committee Maternity Services Sub-committee will undertake an inquiry into the above subject.

The Sub-committee will examine the degree of choice and         control a woman has over her  maternity care.

Organisations and individuals wishing to submit a short memorandum are invited to do so no later than Monday 16 June.  Late memoranda will only be accepted at the Committee's discretion, and may not be considered for publication. Evidence sessions are likely to commence in June 2003 and a later press notice will give details of these.

A revised guide to preparing written evidence for the Health Committee can be accessed on the  Parliamentary Committees' main page.  The Committee requests that evidence should be concise and in the form of a self-contained memorandum, prepared according to the guidelines set out by the terms of reference given above and preferably submitted electronically to .   Please note that the Health Committee is unable to investigate individual cases.

The Health Committee is a Select Committee of the House of Commons.  It is appointed under Standing Order No.152 to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department of Health and associated public bodies.  The Sub-Committee on Maternity Services, which was nominated on 12 December 2002, is appointed under Standing Order No. 152 and has the power to send for persons, papers and records.