HC Deb 27 April 1976 vol 910 cc79-80W
43. Mr. Drayson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if any of his officials or medical advisers have visited the Institute for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia; if so, when these visits took place and what advice he has received about the treatment prescribed by this institute; and if he will make a statement.

Dr. Owen

This institute has not been visited by officials of my Department. They have, however, studied such evidence as is available about the basis and practical results of the Doman-Delecato method.

The question of commendation or otherwise of the method is a matter for the professional organisations concerned. My right hon. Friend has no plans to make special services available to provide this treatment under the NHS.