HC Deb 29 April 1982 vol 22 c334W
Dr. Roger Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will introduce measures to increase the influence of the patient on the committee that monitors developments in drugs and medications by having representatives of community health councils as members of this surveillance body.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

No. Members of the Committee on Safety of Medicines are appointed for the professional expertise they bring to the subject and not as representatives of particular interests.

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