§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he received a dossier of documents concerning the safety and testing of aspartame from Dr. Erik Millstone of Sussex university; what action has been taken to refer them to the committees of experts; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Gummer
My officials first received a set of documents from Dr. Millstone on 28 September 1989 and have received further documents on two subsequent occasions. All have been passed to the Department of Health to be brought to the attention of the Committee on Toxicity of Chemical in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment in connection with its current review of aspartame. Dr. Millstone has also written to me directly.