Friday, December 10, 2004


Not me - but as there were no Lib Dems at business questions (apart from Paul Tyler) I thought I would stay and ask a question. Decided to ask why no parliamentary time had been allocated to the recent publication of a report into the safety of SSRI antidepressants (eg seroxat). Peter Hain was not on top of his brief and claimed that the Select Committee were looking at the problem (they are not. The Select Committee is undertaking a broader enquiry into the pharmaceutical industry) and then said that I was free to table questions. With respect, it's not quite the same thing as having a debate.