asked what steps the right hon. Gentleman proposes to take under the provisions of the National Insurance Bill to safeguard the interests of pharmacists and druggists, and to prevent their trade being crippled or destroyed in the event of the friendly societies wishing to set up wholesale dispensaries?
§ Mr. WEDGWOOD BENN
As my right hon. Friend stated in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for East Aberdeen-shire last Tuesday, the position of pharmacists and druggists will be most favourably affected by the Bill, but he will be prepared to give very careful consideration to any proposals for the amendment of the Bill which they may think desirable in their interests.