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?
§ Sir A. MOND
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.