§ Mr. Milburn
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many civil servants in her Department and its predecessor department applied in each year since 1986 through the business opportunities system to take up an outside appointment(a) as an independent consultant, (b) with a firm of consultants and (c) in other employment; how many were referred to the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments; and how many were granted.
§ Mr. Sackville
A list of national health service allergy clinics is published by the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology, copies of which will be placed in the Library.
The Department has no plans to carry out research into allergic reactions to steroid treatment. Allergic reactions to steroid treatment are extremely rare, and most frequently affect the skin, in which case treatment would be obtained in the dermatology clinic in the district hospital.