§ 26. Major ARCHER-SHEE
asked the Home Secretary whether any action has been taken by the Pharmaceutical Society to carry into effect the provision contained in Section 4 (b) of the Poisons and Pharmacy Act, 1908, with reference to the bylaws enabling Army dispensers and apothecaries' assistants to register under the Pharmacy Acts as chemists and druggists; and whether he is aware that a recent decision of a Departmental Committee had characterised the previous neglect to carry out the provisions of Section 4 (b) of the Poisons and Pharmacy Act, 1908, as constituting a serious grievance of four years' standing?
§ Mr. McKENNA
I am informed that no steps have been taken by the Pharmaceutical Society to frame by-laws under the provisions referred to in the question. As I stated in reply to a similar question in February of last year, and as is indicated by the Report of the Departmental Committee mentioned in the question, the subject is not free from difficulties; but the society are promoting a Bill, which has been introduced by my hon. Friend the Member for Stepney, for the purpose of establishing a register of qualified dispensers which, I am advised will, if passed, go some way to remove the grievance complained of.