§ Ms Blears
[holding answer 12 November 2001]: The United Kingdom comments on early drafts of the proposal for a directive on traditional medicinal products were set out in letters from the Medicines Control Agency (MCA) to the European Commission dated 18 December 2000 and 30 April 2001. Copies of these letters have been placed in the Library. The Commission has indicated that 686W it expects shortly to adopt proposals for new provisions on traditional herbal medicinal products. We will decide what further representations may be required once we have assessed these updated proposals.