HC Deb 24 April 1972 vol 835 cc189-90W
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 for 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.