HC Deb 24 February 1998 vol 307 cc175-6W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what is the percentage of medicinal drugs which carry advice against driving after consumption; [31028]

(2) what assessment he has made of the (a) numbers and (b) percentage of prescription and over-the-counter drugs that warn users that they may impair their ability to drive. [30958]

Ms Jowell

The United Kingdom medicines licensing procedure requires any company applying for a marketing authorisation, to detail the effect of the medicine on the user's ability to drive. Advice that driving ability may be impaired is included where necessary. However, retrieval of the number or percentage of marketing authorisations carrying this advice from our records would incur a disproportionate cost.