HC Deb 06 March 1917 vol 91 cc218-9
66. Mr. MacVEAGH

asked the Home Secretary whether any representations have been made by the Privy Council to the Pharmaceutical Society with a view to securing the registration in this country of pharmacists who hold diplomas obtained in countries outside Great Britain; whether he is aware that there is a need of pharmacists for Army work; what reply has been given by the Pharmaceutical Society; and whether, in the event of their insisting on a monopoly, the House will be asked to pass legislation with a view to securing that the necessary supply of pharmacists will be obtained in spite of the Pharmaceutical Society?


I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave on this subject last Tuesday to the hon. Member for Derby. No representation has been received as to any shortage of pharmacists for Army work. The matter is one that will have to be dealt with, but I cannot at present make any promise as to the introduction of legislation.