HC Deb 25 November 1937 vol 329 c1392
35. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the frequent occurrences of neglect by medical practitioners and chemists to exercise care over the poisons and drugs which they have in their possession, he will draw the attention of the General Medical Council, the Medical Research Council, and similar bodies to the necessity for increased vigilance in these matters?

Sir S. Hoare

I presume that the hon. Member has particularly in mind the thefts of drugs or poisons from motor cars which have been left unattended by medical practitioners. I should have expected that the publicity now given to these cases by broadcast warnings and otherwise would have been sufficient to call attention to the need for the exercise of the utmost care; but I will consider the hon. Member's suggestion.

Mr. H. G. Williams

Will the right hon. Gentleman take great care that the interests of agriculture are not prejudiced by any undue interference with the distribution of weed-killer containing arsenic?

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