HC Deb 09 January 1985 vol 70 c506W
Mr. Latham

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proposals he has received during the consultation period to date to widen the limited list in respect of medicines for the relief of constipation, especially among the elderly and young children; and what response he has made.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

We have received a number of comments about the laxatives that would remain available on NHS prescription under our limited list proposals, including some which cite the needs of the elderly and young children. We are carefully considering all these views.