§ Ms Corston
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the members of the Medicines Control Agency indicating(a) the organisations which they represent, (b) if they are scientific or lay members and (c) how many are employed by, or consultants to, pharmaceutical companies. 
§ Mr. Malone
The Medicines Control Agency is an agency of the Department of Health, all of whose staff are employees of the Department of Health on standard civil service terms and conditions. The agency has 420 staff, of whom half are scientifically qualified. None are employed by, or are consultants to, pharmaceutical companies.