§ Mr. Shersby
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether the draft code of practice drawn up by the manufacturers of infant formulae, in consultation with government Departments and the draft health circular for the guidance of health professionals, have now been issued for consultation.
§ 22 Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
As I told My hon. Friend on Thursday 2 December—[Vol. 33, c.268]—I intended to issue a draft code this month.
Both draft documents, which have been drawn up in order to implement the aim and principles of the World Health Organisation's international code of marketing of breast milk subsitutes, are being despatched to interested bodies today. Copies are also being placed in the Library of the House.