HC Deb 15 December 1983 vol 50 c566W
Mrs. Peacock

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what research he is aware of into the effects of the sweetener aspartame on girls reaching the age of puberty; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. John Patten

Our advisers are aware of two studies into the effects of aspartame on children and adolescents, including girls around the age of puberty. No untoward effects from aspartame were found.