§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether she intends to extend the use of homeopathic medicine into all National Health Service hospitals instead of only homeopathic hospitals as at the present; and what research her Department is now carrying out and supporting into the use and effectiveness of homeopathic treatment.
§ Dr. Owen
The provision of homeopathic treatment in any particular hospital is for the individual health authority to determine in the light of local needs and priorities. My Department is not currently supporting research into the use and effectiveness of homeopathic treatment but is always ready to consider new research 431W proposals on their merits, in competition with other demands upon available research funds.