§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish figures showing the increase in expenditure on social security, at constant prices and as a percentage of gross national product since 1960–61, distinguishing between the main categories of expenditure.
§ Mr. Orme
The figures are as follows:
(2) what tests, other than tests on animals, were used in respect of the drug Eraldin before it was licensed for manufacture and marketing;
(3) what types of animals were used for testing the drug Eraldin before it was licensed for manufacture and marketing.
§ Mr. Moyle
Extensive and stringent animal and other tests were carried out with Eraldin before this product was marketed in 1970, but it is not the practice to disclose details. The tests used were those considered appropriate at the time to guard against known possible hazards. The adverse effects which have since occurred in connection with the use of Eraldin have not been encountered with any other substance and no method is known of testing for such effects except by administration to human beings.