§ Baroness MASHAM of ILTON
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will take into account the needs of elderly and disabled people when drafting regulations for the design of medicine bottle tops.
§ Lord WELLS-PESTELL
My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Social Services is considering the comments she has received as a result of consulting interested organisations on recommendations by the Medicines Com-mission concerning the safety packaging of medicinal products. The needs of elderly and disabled people will certainly be taken into account in drafting any regulations for such packaging, including the use of safety closures.