HC Deb 16 March 1971 vol 813 c273W
57. Mr. Fowler

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what evidence he has of the prescription of amphetamines for slimming; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Alison

My Department does not collect information showing the extent to which amphetamines are used for particular purposes. Authoritative medical opinion holds that these drugs should be avoided as far as possible in the treatment of obesity.

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