§ 72. Mr. John Grimston
asked the Minister of Health why special instructions have been given to the officers of His Majesty's Customs to prevent the private importation of streptomycin.
§ Mr. Bevan
No substance to which the Therapeutic Substances Act, 1925, applies may be imported except under licence of my Department. No licences to import streptomycin are being issued as British supplies are adequate for all home requirements, with a margin for export.
§ Mr. Grimston
Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that if a person wishes to import this stuff on his own account, out of his own private funds, it is evidence that the supply is not sufficient? Would he not consent to permission to import being granted?