HC Deb 05 December 1983 vol 50 cc55-6W
Dr. Roger Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will set up an investigation into the relationship between the post-coital contraceptive pill and the incidence of tubal or ectopic pregnancies.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

As I indicated to my hon. Friend the Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. McCrindle) on 13 May — [Vol. 42, c.576]—I have sought the advice of the Committee on Safety of Medicines on the risks and benefits involved in post-coital use of the contraceptive pill. I expect the Committee will be taking this possible risk into account in their assessment.