§ 85. Sir J. WARDLAW-MILNE
asked the Home Secretary whether any decision has been arrived at in regard to the proposal that poisons licences should not be granted to agricultural and horticultural tradesmen in connection with the sale of insecticides, weed-killers, etc.?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
The question of the control to be extended to the retail distribution of poisons used in agriculture and horticulture is among the matters at present under examination by the Poisons Board. I understand that the board have invited the observations of associations of manufacturers, traders and others concerned upon a draft of the proposals to be later submitted to me, and will proceed to consider their recommendations when all the observations have been received.
§ Sir J. WARDLAW-MILNE
When my right hon. Friend comes to consider the proposals, will he remember that these sales have taken place through horticultural companies and firms for many years without complaint, and give very grave consideration to any change?