HC Deb 10 August 1916 vol 85 c1210
24. Captain DOUGLAS HALL

asked the Home Secretary if, owing to the restrictions put on obtaining cocaine and its preparations by the Home Office, nearly 2,000 members of the Incorporated Dental Society are unable to obtain this anæsthetic, and consequently suffering is inflicted on the general public; and if he can see his way to remedy this state of affairs?

27. Mr. G. LAMBERT

asked the Home Secretary if he will modify the Order prohibiting the sale of cocaine to unregistered dentists who are genuinely utilising the drug for dental purposes?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Herbert Samuel)

I would refer the hon. Members to the reply which I gave on Monday last to a question by the hon. and gallant Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme. In response to the representations which; have been made to mo from many quarters of the House, I propose to extend the temporary permit which I have already granted for the purchase of; cocaine preparations by unregistered dentists, and in the meantime to make further inquiries into the subject.