HC Deb 09 November 1992 vol 213 c566W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what information is held by his Department about problems which have arisen in the United Kingdom in each of the past 10 years for which figures are available which have involved incidents of poisoning or illness following self-overdosing with vitamin, mineral or other dietary supplements.

Mr. Hain

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases there have been in each of the last 10 years when individuals suffered adversely as a result of self-overdosing wtih(a) vitamin C, (b) multi-vitamins, (c) vitamin and iron supplements and (d) salt.

Mr. Sackville

I have been asked to reply.

This information is not collected centrally. The Government are considering whether a spontaneous reporting scheme for adverse reactions in association with use of dietary supplements should be established.

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