HC Deb 22 December 1925 vol 189 c2187W
Colonel DAY

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the suggestion made by a coroner's jury at the inquest on the baby daughter of Horace Farmer, at Camberwell recently, that all poisons should be sold in blue-ribbed bottles instead of white; and whether, with a view to greater protection being afforded the public, such suggestion will be considered and Regulations issued to chemists?


Regulations made under the Poisons and Pharmacies Acts require that preparations containing scheduled poisons intended for external application shall be supplied in bottles distinguishable by touch. The question of the extension of these Regulations to other preparations containing scheduled poisons is a matter for the Privy Council, and I will bring the hon. Member's suggestion to the notice of the Lord President.