HC Deb 08 December 1949 vol 470 c2077
40. Colonel Dower

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what decision he has now reached on the possibility of allowing non-medical persons to administer morphia, under appropriate safeguards, in the case of mountain rescue parties.

Mr. Ede

I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the answer which I gave last week to the hon. Member for Wallasey (Mr. Marples). The meeting. to which I then referred, with representatives of mountaineering interests took place yesterday and, as soon as I have had time to study its recommendations. I will announce my decision.