HC Deb 26 November 1987 vol 123 c323W
Sir Geoffrey Finsberg

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will establish a committee under section 4 of the Medicines Act 1968 so that he may have competent advice on alternative medicine; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Currie

Under the Medicines Act the Medicines Commission has a statutory duty to make recommendations to Ministers regarding the number and functions of section 4 committees. The existing structure of statutory committees has been established following its advice and I understand that the commission has no plans at present to recommend the appointment of any additional committee.