HC Deb 07 November 1968 vol 772 c1061
5. Dr. Winstanley

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he now expects to receive the report of his Department's committee on death certification.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

I have nothing to add to the reply given by my hon. Friend the then Under-Secretary of State to a Question by the hon. Member for Cheadle (Dr. Winstanley) on 24th October.—[Vol. 770. c. 333]

Dr. Winstanley

As that reply indicated a long wait, will the hon. Gentleman use his influence to ensure more faithful observance of the coroners' rules and to discourage certain of Her Majesty's coroners from spreading alarm and despondency about the pill and anything else which enters their heads?

Mr. Rees

I have not been long enough in this job to have formed a view on the pill. The report should be received some time next year.

Mr. Speaker

Mrs. Short.

Mr. Callaghan

I assure the House that there are no practical experiments with the pill in the Home Office.