§ Mr. Pavitt
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many meetings his Department has had with the manufacturers of tampons; when he expects the adequate information and advice about toxic shock syndrome to be available to all purchasers; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir George Young
There have been two meetings with representatives of tampon manufacturers. Expert advisory committees will be reviewing this subject at meetings to be held during the next few weeks. Following this, consideration will be given, in consultation with the Department of Trade and the manufacturers, to any action necessary about toxic shock syndrome associated with tampon use. I am not in a position to make a statement until the advisory committees have reported.