HC Deb 11 June 1997 vol 295 c480W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received concerning the overuse of neuroleptic drugs in residential homes for the elderly; and if he will make a statement. [2988]

Mr. Milburn

Some representations regarding possible overuse of drugs, although not specifically neuroleptics, in residential homes for the elderly have been received from members of the public. It is for the clinician to decide what treatment should be prescribed to best meet individual patients' medical needs.