§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied that, in coming to decisions about whether information about drugs is commercially confidential and consequently not to be disclosed publicly, his Department takes fully into account considerations of public welfare.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
Yes. I refer the hon. Member to the comment I made in the debate initiated by the right hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent, South (Mr. Ashley) on 27 January.—[Vol. 35, c. 1121.] Appropriate prescribing information on drugs is made available to doctors through data sheets published by the pharmaceutical companies concerned.