HC Deb 31 March 1960 vol 620 c166W
Miss Vickers

asked the Minister of Health whether he will refer to the Medical Research Council the claims made for oral contraceptives, and arrange for the Council to conduct tests with adequate safeguards against undue risks to volunteers from side or long term effects.

Mr. Walker-Smith

I do not think this is necessary; I am informed that the Medical Research Council has this whole subject very much in mind, and has for long been sponsoring fundamental research into the factors affecting human fertility and infertility.