§ 55. Sir R. THOMAS
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that there is a movement to instal automatic machines for the sale of aspirin; and whether his advisers are of opinion that such uncontrolled sale of this drug is in the public interest?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Sir Kingsley Wood)
I understand that this question has been referred to the Inter-Departmental Committee on the Poisons and Pharmacy Acts, and my right hon. Friend must await their Report before expressing any opinion upon it.
§ Sir R. THOMAS
Can the right hon. Gentleman give the date on which the report is likely to be received?
§ Sir K. WOOD
No, Sir. Perhaps the hon. Gentleman will put down a question, and I will speak to the Home Secretary on the matter.
§ Sir W. SUGDEN
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that aspirin is being widely advertised and sold as "Aspro," without a label, in small pennyworths, in little shops throughout the country?