§ 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.