§ Mr. Cohen
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if a decision has now been reached in consultation with the Medicines Commission to amend the "Biological Compendium" to replace the LD50 animal test for the antibiotic dactinomycin with an alternative such as high pressure liquid chromatography; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
Yes. We have decided, after consultation with the Medicines Commission, that the LD50 animal test should no longer be required for dactinomycin. Reference to the test will be deleted from the "Compendium of Licensing Requirements for the Manufacturing of Certain Biological Medicinal Products".