HC Deb 18 April 1994 vol 241 c357W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which drugs used to treat human patients are known to cause cancer in animals; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Charles Wardle

Many products used to treat human cancer and other life-threatening conditions are capable of causing cancer in animals; they are used because the benefits they offer to sufferers are judged to outweigh any risks there may be. The detailed information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost.