HC Deb 24 May 1922 vol 154 c1181
35. Dr. MURRAY

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in London, which sufferers from fever attend from all parts of the world, a drug known as Bayer 205 is largely used; and whether he can state whether this drug when imported is considered a fine chemical and subject to a duty of 33⅓ per cent. under the Safeguarding of Industries Act?


I understand that this drug has been used in six cases in the institution in question. I have no information as to its precise chemical composition, but unless it is identical with any commodity specified in the list issued by the Board of Trade, under Section 1 (5) of the Safeguarding of Industries Act, or contains any commodity so specified which has not lost its identity, it is not at present subject to duty.

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