HC Deb 20 January 2000 vol 342 c582W
Dr. Brand

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received in relation to(a) Aspartame and (b) other artificial sweeteners; and if he will make a statement. [102309]

Yvette Cooper

In the last 12 months the Department has received 32 representations in relation to Aspartame and six representations in relation to other artificial sweeteners. These raised issues about possible health effects of artificial sweeteners. The Department receives advice on these matters from the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment.

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