Health Committee

Thursday 2 December 2004

Members present: Mr David Hinchliffe (Chairman), Mr David Amess, John Austin, Mr Keith Bradley, Mr Simon Burns, Mrs Patsy Calton, Jim Dowd, Siobhain McDonagh, Dr Doug Naysmith and Dr Richard Taylor

The Committee deliberated.

The Influence of the Pharmaceutical Industry: Sir Richard Sykes, Rector, Imperial College London, Professor Patrick Vallance, Professor, Head, Medicine Division, University College London and Sir Iain Chalmers, Editor, The James Lind Library, were examined.

Dr Roberto Solari, Chief Executive Officer, MRC Technology, Medical Research Council, Dr Malcolm Boyce, Chairman, Association for Human Pharmacology in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Mr Harpal Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Research Technology, were examined.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 8 December at half past Nine o'clock.