HC Deb 06 February 1913 vol 48 cc44-5W

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the fact that, owing to the incidence of the National Insurance Act, a number of dispensers to medical men are being thrown out of employment, he will take steps, in conjunction with the Pharmaceutical Society, to frame by-laws for the registration as chemists of Army compounders and apothecaries' assistants who are qualified as dispensers?


The Council of the Pharmaceutical Society was empowered by Section 4 of the Poisons and Pharmacy Act of 1908 to make by-laws for the registration as chemists of qualified military dispensers and certified assistants to apothecaries; and the council have been pressed more than once to proceed with steps to give effect to this enactment. The question is not free from difficulties, but I am in communication with the Privy Council Office with a view to the matter being expedited as far as possible.