Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Regulation

Health written question – answered on 10th February 2009.

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Photo of David Tredinnick David Tredinnick Conservative, Bosworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Government plans to provide for the statutory regulation of the professions of acupuncture, herbal medicine and traditional Chinese medicine before the EU Directive on Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products comes into force in 2011.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department of Health

We plan to consult shortly on how best to regulate the activities of these practitioners.

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