HC Deb 18 November 1937 vol 329 cc582-3W
Captain Plugge

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the loss from time to time of deadly poisons which necessitates the broadcasting of warnings to the public; and whether, when such poisons are similar to certain sweetmeats, he will take steps to ensure their being so coloured or wrapped that there is no possibility of their being mistaken for confectionery?

Sir S. Hoare

I am aware of the occurrence to which my hon. Friend refers, but I do not think that the steps proposed in the second part of his question would be practicable, or likely to provide any real safeguard. As has been pointed out in reply to previous questions on this subject, the true remedy lies in the exercise of greater care by persons who have charge of these dangerous articles.