HC Deb 01 February 1991 vol 184 c677W
Mr. Cummings

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will introduce legislation for the mandatory labelling of medicines in large print and braille; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

There are no plans to do so.

All medicines labelling has to be clearly printed but the provision of braille labelling presents technical difficulties, not least being the lack of space available in which to carry the information required. I understand that some work has been done on this and that the Royal Pharmaceutical Society is having discussions with industry.