§ Dr. Stoate
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if the Government will respond formally to the report of the working party on the review of continence services; 
(2) when he expects to receive the report of the working party on continence services; 
(3) if he will publish the report of the review on continence services prior to making any decisions on its recommendations; 
(4) what is the timescale for implementation of the recommendations of the review of continence services. 
§ Mr. Hutton
The purpose of the review of continence service policy is to produce updated guidance for health authorities, primary care groups and National Health Service trusts on NHS continence services. We expect to see proposals for the guidance, including its implementation, in time for publication in spring 1999.