HC Deb 26 March 1964 vol 692 cc173-5W
Wing Commander Bullus

asked the Minister of Health how many children under the age of five years have died as a result of suffocation in the last five years; and what information he has concerning circumstances common to each case.

Mr. Braine

The available information is as follows:

Mr. Barber

The need for additional powers to control the sale of drugs is one of the matters being examined in the current review of medicines legislation. Meanwhile the pharmaceutical industry is complying with the voluntary system operating under the independent Dunlop Committee.

Mr. Lubbock

asked the Minister of Health whether he will seek powers to establish a committee independent of the pharmaceutical industry to which all new drugs must be submitted for toxicity tests and clinical trials before approval is given for their use.

Mr. Barber


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