HC Deb 15 May 1924 vol 173 cc1577-8W

asked the Home Secretary for what reason codeine was omitted from the list of narcotics to which the Dangerous Drugs Act applies; and whether His Majesty's Government will advocate the inclusion of this drug in any forthcoming international convention for the restriction of the traffic in narcotics?


The Dangerous Drugs Act was passed in order to give effect to the International Opium Convention of 1912, and codeine is not one of the drugs included in that Convention. I am advised that codeine is not generally regarded by medical opinion as a dangerous drug of addiction.

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