HC Deb 11 March 1925 vol 181 cc1321-2
64. Mr. GROVES

asked the Minister of Health whether he has considered the conditions under which patent medicines are manufactured and sold in this country a compared with other countries; whether he is aware that ill-informed persons are attracted by advertisements and thereby forego proper medical attention; and whether he will consider what steps he can take to ensure public: health and safety in this respect?


The question of some statutory regulation of the conditions in which patent medicines are advertised and sold is under consideration, but unless a substantial measure of agreement can be secured, my right. hon. Friend does not anticipate that it will be possible to introduce legislation during the present Session.