§ Mr. Greville Janner
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will introduce legislation specifically to ban false or misleading advertisements for vitality pills or similar products.
§ Sir K. Joseph
No. The publication of false or misleading advertisements for190W drugs and medicines is already an offence in certain circumstances under the Food and Drugs Act, 1955, and the Trade Descriptions Act, 1968. These general powers will be further strengthened when Section 93 of the Medicines Act,1968 is brought into force.