§ Mrs. Ann Winterton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what basis she has formed the policy that products used in aromatherapy do not fall within the definition of medicines as established by relevant European directives; what provisions of the proposed new Medicines for Human Use (Marketing Authorisations, Pharmacovigilance and Related Matters) Regulations will ensure their continued availability; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Sackville
Products used in aromatherapy are medicinal products if used, sold or supplied for a medicinal purpose. The position of aromatherapy products currently exempt from product licensing requirements is unaffected by the proposed new regulations.