HC Deb 27 March 1899 vol 69 c509

On behalf of the honourable Member for Dublin (College Green) I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland whether he has received a copy of the resolution adopted by the Corporation of Dublin on the 20th instant, calling attention to the practice of persons incriminated and fined for a breach of the Pharmacy Laws continuing under cover of the Companies Act to keep open shop in contravention of the statutes which require that the person keeping open shop shall be qualified by examination, etc.; and whether the Government will introduce a Bill to amend the Companies Act so as to prevent the continuance of such breaches of the law?


I have received a resolution to the effect mentioned, and to the further effect that the Companies Act should be amended so as to prevent a company, of which any of the members were not qualified as apothecaries, from carrying on the trade or business of an apothecary. These are matters which would appear to call for consideration when any amendment of the law is proposed affecting Great Britain and Ireland as a whole. I cannot undertake to say that the Government will introduce legislation in the direction suggested.