HC Deb 07 March 1960 vol 619 c8W
70. Mr. Sydney Irving

asked the Minister of Health whether he is satisfied that experimental tests with oral contraceptives being carried out in certain parts of the country are being properly controlled and are safe.

Mr. Walker-Smith

Limited clinical trials of oral contraceptives are being carried out in this country through unofficial channels, but my information is that they are being carried out under medical supervision and that adequate precautions are being taken for the safety of those participating.