23. Mr. MacCALLUM SCOTT
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, if he is satisfied that novo-caine is an effective substitute for cocaine, he will make his restrictions with regard to the supply of cocaine apply equally to all dentists, registered as well as unregistered?
§ The SECRETARY Of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Herbert Samuel)
I see no grounds, as at present advised, for applying the restrictions to practitioners duly registered under the Dentists Act. I would point out also that if registered dentists were prevented 2044 from using cocaine, the supply of novo-caine for the unregistered would be made more difficult.
Is there any reason why restrictions should apply to unregistered and not to registered dentists?
§ Mr. SAMUEL
Yes, because registered dentists are persons who are registered to receive cocaine, and unregistered dentists are not registered.
Is it the case that they have not a list of unregistered dentists, and cannot get a list of those to whom cocaine is supplied?