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Osteopaths

Volume 171: debated on Friday 4 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he has plans to introduce legislation to permit osteopaths to advertise by direct mail; what representations he has had against such advertising from professional bodies; and if he will make a statement.

Representations against direct mail advertising have been received from the General Council and Register of Osteopaths (GCRO). The Secretary of State is considering these in the light of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission's recommendations on advertising by professionally regulated osteopaths.