§ Mr. Gareth Wardell
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if his Department will make financial resources available to the hyperactive children's support group.
§ Mrs. Currie
We have no plans to do so.
There is as yet no consensus of medical opinion on either the causes, or the most appropriate treatment, of hyperactivity in children. It would therefore be wrong for the Department to identify itself with the exclusively dietary theories advocated by the hyperactive children's support group, as other factors may well be at work.