HC Deb 16 December 1937 vol 330 cc1350-1W
Captain Plugge

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to a further loss of poisonous pills by a doctor in the Surbiton district; and whether he will consider consulting the doctors and chemists with a view to making regulations that such pills whenever they are poisonous should be coloured green or blue, since children would not then eat them so readily?

Sir S. Hoare

I presume that my hon. and gallant Friend is referring to a case which was reported, not quite accurately, in the Press last Thursday. I have made inquiry, and I understand that the pills in question were not lost by a doctor, but by a member of the public who had purchased them from a chemist. As regards the second part of the question, I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply which I gave to his previous question on 18th November.