HC Deb 06 August 1941 vol 373 cc1968-9W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Minister of Health whether he will now name the bodies who were parties to the agreement arrived at, after long consultation, before the Pharmacy and Medicines Bill reached the House; and whether he is aware that the agreement was accepted by all the parties concerned only with regard to the original Clause 7, and that the other Clauses were negotiated separately by different interests?

Mr. E. Brown

According to my information the following bodies signified their agreement with the proposals which form the basis of Clause 9 of the Bill (Clause 7 in the Bill as introduced).

Proprietary Association of Great Britain.

Pharmaceutical Society.

National Pharmaceutical Union.

Scottish Pharmaceutical Federation.

Company Chemists' Association.

Wholesale Drug Trade Association.

National Federation of Grocers' and Provision Dealers' Associations.

Parliamentary Committee of the Co-operative Congress.

Association of Wholesale Druggists and Manufacturers of Medicinal Preparations.

The remaining Clauses of the Bill were not the subject of a general agreement of this kind, but in certain instances the parties most closely concerned have been consulted.