§ 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.