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Regulatory Agency

Market Towers
1 Nine Elms Lane, London SW8 5NQ


Mr Charles Medawar
Social Audit Ltd
P.O. Box 111
London NW1 8XG

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Direct line:  020 7084 2534
Direct fax:  020 7084 2548

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12 April 2005

Dear Mr Medawar,

Thank you for your letter of 9 April. You ask how we managed to avoid possible conflicts arising from my recreational interest in the stockmarket. The answer was by instructing our stockbroker not to deal in shares in pharmaceutical or associated industries.

During my time on CSM, and as its Chairman, I abided by the Code of Practice for members of the medicines advisory structure.

Since becoming Chairman of the MHRA, I have followed Civil Service and Agency requirements in relation to interests.  

Yours sincerely
Sir Alasdair Breckenridge