To ask the Secretary of State for Health what account was taken by the Food Standards Agency of submissions regarding the draft Food Supplements (England) Regulations; and how many submissions were received from consumer groups on these Regulations. 
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) formally consulted on the draft Food Supplements (England) Regulations 2003 from 23 October 2002 to 15 January 2003. A summary of responses received is on the FSA's website at: www.food.gov.uk/multimedia/ pdfs/draftfoodsapps03.PDF with all comments clearly attributed. Responses from Foodaware and Consumers for Health Choice are included. In amending the draft Regulations, the FSA carefully considered all responses received.