HC Deb 07 November 1995 vol 265 c813W
Mr. Tim Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the review established to examine the evidence of the possible risk of harm to people taking part in stage hypnosis will report its findings. [42216]

Mr. Kirkhope

The expert panel appointed to consider this matter submitted its report on 11 October 1995. A copy of the report has been placed in the Library. The report concludes that there is no evidence of serious risk to the public from stage hypnosis. The report recommends that it may none the less be desirable to revise the scope of present licensing arrangements and the terms of associated guidelines. A public consultation paper will accordingly be issued shortly to interested parties.