§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the statutory basis for the appointment of members for the day of the Committee on Safety of Medicines. 
§ Mr. Malone
All members of the Committee on Safety of Medicines are appointed under section 4(5) of the Medicines Act 1968. In the case of members for the day, the terms in their letters of appointment limit membership to a particular meeting of the committee. The statutory basis for such terms is regulation 4 of the Medicines Commission and Committees Regulation 1970 (S.I. No. 746).