§ Lord HOUGHTON of SOWERBY
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the drug reserpine has been assigned a positive classification as a carcinogenic substance in this country; and whether it is still widely used in medical treatment.
§ Lord CULLEN of ASHBOURNE
An association between reserpine and breast cancer has been suggested but remains unresolved. The use of the drug1756WA
budget; our percentage assessment; and the sterling/dollar exchange rate.
It is not intended to consult the dependent territories respecting their adherence until a definite decision on United Kingdom ratification has been made. While we support the aims of the convention, we have no immediate intention to ratify it because of the financial implications.