§ Mr. Viant
asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider the position of naturopaths, who are not retailers of herbs but who prescribe for their patients, and sell tinctures, fluid extracts and compressed tablets under the Pharmacy and Medicines Bill; whether he is aware that many of the non-poisonous medicines sold by naturopaths are to be found in the British Pharmacopoeia, and are not covered by any of the exemptions in the Bill; and whether he will amend the Bill to enable naturopaths to continue their present work of healing the sick?
§ Mr. E. Brown
The Bill does not affect the right of these practitioners to provide treatment for their patients. I am in communication with my hon. Friend with regard to the effect of the Bill on the sale of medicines.