Health Committee

Thursday 3 February 2005

Members present: Mr David Hinchliffe (Chairman), John Austin, Mr Keith Bradley, Mr Jon Owen Jones, Dr Doug Naysmith and Dr Richard Taylor

The Committee deliberated.

Ordered, That Mr Chris Vellnoweth appointed a Specialist Adviser to assist the Committee in its inquiry into NHS Continuing Care.-( The Chairman.)

The Influence of the Pharmaceutical Industry: The Lord Warner, a Member of the House of Lords, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Dr Felicity Harvey, Head of Medicines and Pharmacy and Industry Group and Dr June Raine, Head of Licensing Division, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), were examined.

[Adjourned till Thursday 10 February 2005 at Ten o'clock.