§ 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.