§ 4. Mr. BURNETT
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he proposes to take legislative action, in view of the representations which he has received as to the prevalence of the drinking of mineralised methylated spirits and surgical spirit?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Mr. Skelton)
Before considering whether further measures restricting the sale of methylated and surgical spirits are necessary it is proposed to await the results of the experiment which was initiated on the 15th March last with the object of rendering surgical spirit undrinkable.
§ Mr. BURNETT
While thanking the Under-Secretary for what he has done in the matter of surgical spirits, may I ask whether his action in that matter is not a recognition of the existence of the evil and the need for further legislation?