The MP who said this in the House of Commons was elected as one of the Conservative members of the Health Committee:
"At certain phases of the moon there are more accidents...Surgeons will not operate because blood clotting is not effective, and the police have to put more people on the streets.”
“[Science] has worked out that pregnancy, hangovers and visits to one’s GP may be affected by the awesome power of the moon.” – David Tredinnick, House of Commons, October 2001.
The quotes are from a splendid new book on the irrational basis for many parliamentary decisions. Mark Henderson's The Geek Manifesto – Why Science Matters should be compulsory reading for all politicians in recess.