§ 19. Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what action he proposes to take on the level of expenditure on advertising as revealed in the Price Commission report on non-ethical proprietary medicines.
§ Mr. Maclennan
The company referred to in the Price Commission's indication, Optrex Ltd., has stated that it does not propose to increase the prices of its branded eye preparations before the end of this year. My right hon. Friend does not therefore propose to make an order against the company. There were no other matters in report on which an order could have been based. However, the Commission's desire that more information should be made available to the public on unbranded products has been drawn to the attention of the Health Education Council.