HC Deb 14 April 1920 vol 127 c1666

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the number of inquests held in London on persons who have died from anæsthetics, he can ask the Medical Research Committee to undertake a full inquiry into the whole question of anæsthetics and their administration with a view to saving life in the future; and whether, if this cannot be done, he will have the recommendations of the Home Office Departmental Committee of 1910 on the same subject put into practice?


In reply to the first part of the question, having regard to the-scientific investigations that have been-made in comparatively recent years, I am not at present convinced that there is need for a further investigation of the character that appears to be suggested, but will give the matter my careful consideration; the second part of the question has already been answered in replies to previous questions of the hon. Member, to which replies I have nothing now to add.