Does not my hon. Friend agree that far too many welfare clinics are operating at present? Does not she agree that in many cases these are abused, in that those who really need them do not get a look in? Surely this is one major economy the possibility of which can be looked into in the future?
I am absolutely certain from my experience of local authorities, that maternity and child welfare clinics provide an excellent service. Contrary to what my hon. and gallant Friend has stated, attendance at these clinics continues to increase.