§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to amend section 118 of the Medicines Act 1968. 
§ Ms Jowell
We are aware that Section 118 of the Medicines Act, which currently governs disclosure of official information about medicines in the United Kingdom, is often criticised for encouraging excessive secrecy. Indeed, it is one of over 200 pieces of legislation which we are currently reviewing to see whether it is appropriate to repeal them, once new freedom of information legislation is in place.