§ Mr. Swayne
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will bring forward regulations to govern professions allied to medicine; and if a period of consultation will precede them. 
§ Mr. Hutton
The Health Act 1999 provides for the replacement of the Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1960 by an Order and the eventual repeal of the 1960 Act when replacement arrangements are in place. We are committed to full and wide ranging consultation on the proposals for new legislation as well as the three month statutory consultation on the draft Order, with a Report to Parliament on the outcome, when the Order is laid.