HL Deb 15 December 2003 vol 655 c113WA
Lord Moynihan

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether it is their policy on tackling drug abuse in sport that anyone found guilty of using tetrahydrogestrinone (THG) should be banned for life. [HL333]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

Under the current national anti-doping policy, the sanction given to a sportsperson who has committed a doping offence for taking THG or other prohibited substances is a matter for sport's international federations or national governing bodies.

With the implementation of the world anti-doping code in 2004, sport's international federations and national governing bodies will be expected to abide by the code including the articles relating to sanctions.