During “Prime Minister's Questions” in the House of Commons today, MP David Tredinnick asked Prime Minister Theresa May about Homeopathy. Please see the video clip below from BBC Parliament, at the end of which she agrees with the points raised.
Prime Minister’s Questions, 25th April 2018
David Tredinnick MP, Conservative, Bosworth:
“Is my Right Honourable friend aware that according to the World Health Organisation, the second largest medical system in the world – with 300 thousand Doctors treating 200 million patients every year – is Homeopathy? That’s the evidence, that’s evidence. Will my Right Honourable friend congratulate the Doctors…”
(Speaker of the House: “Order, order……. I want to hear the views of this Honourable gentleman on this matter.”)
“Will she congratulate the Doctors who are members of the Faculty of Homeopathy on their work in the Health Service and particularly dealing with cases that are too difficult to treat conventionally, and does she agree with me that Homeopathic Vets should be able to make their own minds up about whether they use Homeopathy on its’ own or other treatments as well.”
Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Prime Minister:
“Can I say to my honourable friend – he has been a long-standing advocate in this house for Homeopathy, and obviously some patients who are treated in the NHS, and in the private sector are users of complementary and alternative therapies. But it is the responsibility of the local NHS to make decisions on the commissioning and funding of healthcare treatments, and to take account of issues around safety, clinical and cost-effectiveness, and the availability of suitably qualified and regulated practitioners. And I think for all the issues that he’s addressed it is right that those who are professionally able to make these judgements are left to make those judgements.”