HC Deb 20 July 1939 vol 350 c747W
Sir J. Smedley Crooke

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that no proper pharmaceutical service is provided in His Majesty's Air Force although such service is provided in His Majesty's Navy; and whether he will consider the advisability of giving the airmen the benefit of the services of qualified pharmacists?

Sir K. Wood

The medical branch of the Royal Air Force includes an establishment of qualified dispensers, and members of the branch receive special training in dispensing along recognised lines. Quartermasters and warrant officers in the medical branch have to supervise dispensing, and accordingly only qualified dispensers are eligible for promotion to these ranks. I am satisfied that these arrangements provide efficiently for the dispensing requirements of the Royal Air Force.