HC Deb 27 June 1906 vol 159 cc915-6
MR. WINFREY (Norfolk, S.W.)

To ask the Prime Minister whether, having regard to the fact that, in addition to the Government Poisons and Pharmacy Bill, there is in the House another Bill for amending the Pharmacy Acts, and that both Bills are objected to in their present form, he will arrange for the two Bills to be referred to a Select Committee, so that a full investigation of the subject matter of the Bills may be assured.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) My right hon. friend has asked me to answer this Question. I do not think there is any need to refer the two Bills to a Select Committee. The points needing detailed investigation have already been fully considered by a Departmental Committee, and the facts relating to the questions arising on Clause 4 of the Poisons and Pharmacy Bill are already fully known and do not require further investigation by a Committee.