HC Deb 27 July 1971 vol 822 c59W
34. Mrs. Joyce Butler

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many hospital authorities have now established an ethical committee to supervise the ethics of clinical investigation; how many such committees include lay members; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Alison

I understand that some 55 per cent. of all hospital boards responded to a recent inquiry by the Royal College of Physicians and that nearly all teaching hospitals and more than three-quarters of others have now established such committees.