HC Deb 17 July 1987 vol 119 c664W
Mr. Irving

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will bring in legislation to ban private laboratories from advertising testing services to the general public.

Mrs. Currie

No. We are considering how best to ensure that private laboratories offering testing services maintain acceptable standards. The Advertising Standards Authority's guidance to the media is that advertisements from laboratories should be accepted only if the work in question is supervised by a suitably qualified person.