Health Committee

No 38, Session  2003-04                        29 October 2004


Inquiry into The Influence of the Pharmaceutical Industry

The Health Committee has arranged the following meetings, to be held in public:

Thursday 11 November 2004 in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House at 10:30  am

Oral evidence from:

Dr Iona Heath, Royal College of General Practitioners
Professor  Tim Kendall, Royal College of Psychiatrists
Mr Matt Griffiths, Royal College of Nursing
Mr John D'Arcy, National Pharmaceutical Association
Mr Rob Darracott, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
Mr Richard Nicholson, Editor, Bulletin of Medical Ethics


Thursday 25 November 2004 in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House at 10:30

At 10.30 am:

Mr Paul Flynn MP
Mr Philip Woolas MP
Ms Melinda Letts
Mr Cliff Prior,
Rethink Severe Mental Illness

At 11.45 am:

Mr Jim Thomson, Depression Alliance
Mr Glynn McDonald, MS Society
Dr Helen Wallace, GeneWatch
Mrs Jenny Hirst, Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust

A series of additional evidence sessions will be held in December and January and a press notice giving further details will be issued in due course.


Members of the public and representatives of the press will be admitted to these meetings. Because there are often last minute changes of rooms and meetings may be held either in the Palace of Westminster or Portcullis House, those wishing to attend should check the venue by contacting the House of Commons Public Information office on 020 7219 4272 the day before the meeting.

The Health Committee is a Select Committee of the House of Commons.  It is appointed under Standing Order No.  152 to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department of Health and associated public bodies. The Committee has power to send for persons, papers and records.