HC Deb 25 February 1918 vol 103 c1101

asked the Home Secretary whether he has received any information as to poisoned sweets being dropped by enemy aircraft in London and the Home Counties; and, if so, can he state what action he proposes to take in order to warn the public, and especially children, of the dangers of such sweets?


Sweets found in circum stances suggesting that they might have been dropped from aircraft have been examined on several occasions, but in no instance has any poison been found in them. Some sweets which were picked up recently at South end and which, on examination, were found to contain traces of arsenic such as might have been due to impurity in the materials were certainly not dropped from aircraft.