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Volume 114: debated on Tuesday 7 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give in the Official Report the names of the members of the working group of the Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy on dietary matters, together with their qualifications and interests in nutrition and dietary matters.

I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to the COMA working group on very low calorie diets. Details are as follows:CHAIRMAN :

Professor H. Keen, Professor of Human Metabolism, Unit for Metabolic Medicine, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guys and St. Thomas' Hospital, London. MBBS 1948; FRCP London 1970; MD London 1971. Medical and Scientific Secretary of Medical Research Society and British Diabetic Association. Author, 'Blood Vessel Disease in Diabetes Mellitus' 1971; 'Complications of Diabetes' 1982; Papers on Epidemiology of Diabetes, Diabetic Angiopathy, Insulin Infusion Techniques, Associated Metabolic Disorders etc.

MEMBERS :

Ms. C. Bowyer, Senior Dietician, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, St. Georges Hospital, London. State Registered Dietician. Secretary and Treasurer, Association for the Study of Obesity. Member of Dietetic Committee of Anorexic Aid. Chapters and papers on obesity, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia nervosa.

Dr. D. Craddock, General Practitioner, Croydon, Surrey. MB Chem B 1944; D Obst RCOG 1950; MD Liverpool 1967; FRCGP 1977; Hawthorne Prize, BMA 1968. Author, 'Obesity and its Management' : 'A Short Text Book on General Practice'; Chapters and papers on other medical subject.

Dr. J. S. Garrow, Director, Nutrition Research Group, Medical Research Council, Clinical Research Centre, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow. Professor-elect Chair of Nutrition at St. Bartholomews Hospital Medical College. MB ChB 1952, MD 1957, PhD St. Andrews 1961; FRCP Ed 1976; Mem Assn Phys & Med Research Society; Chairman, Association for the Study of Obesity. Author, 'Energy Balance and Obesity in Man' 1978; 'Zero Muddler for Unprejudiced Sphygmomanometry' Lancet 1963; 'Treat Obesity Seriously' 1981.

Professor M. G. Marmot, Professor of Community Medicine, University College London and Middlesex Hospital Medical School. B Sc(Med) Sydney 1967, MBBS 1969, MPH University of California 1972, Ph D University of California 1975, MFCM 1984. Author, papers on Heart Disease Epidemiology and Social Factors in Disease and Ethnic Differences in Health.

Dr. J. F. Munro, Consultant Physican, Eastern General Hospital and Edenhall Hospital, Musselburgh, Midlothian. MB Ch B (hons) Ed 1960; FRCP Ed 1971. Author, papers on Management of Obesity, Diabetes and Bacterial Infection and Use of Antiobesity agents in Treatment of Obesity.

Professor T. Silverstone, Professor of Clinical Psychopharmacology, University of London at St. Bartholomews Hospital Medical College. MA, BM Bch 1958; DM Oxf. 1968, FRCP Lond. 1976; FRC Psych 1973. Author, Drug Treatment in Psychiatry, Editor, Drugs and Appetite 1987, papers on clinical Psychopharmacology and Human Feeding Behaviour.