§ Ms. Richardson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if the pharmaceutical company Schering has made any application for a contraceptive licence for any contraceptive implants.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
Information cannot be given on applications for licences under the Medicines Act for reasons of commercial confidentiality. The company has been granted a licence to market an intra-uterine contraceptive device called Nova T, although this would not come strictly within the term "implant".