§ Mr. Groves
asked the Home Secretary what experiments or investigations have been made by his Departmental medical advisers at the chemical defence research department, in connection with any basic pharmaceutical ingredients for eye lotions for use during poison gas attacks; by whom they were made; what conclusions were finally arrived at; and what recommendations were made?
§ Mr. Harold Macmillan
I have been asked to reply. The treatment of eye casualties due to gas has been under continuous investigation by teams of experts working both in Government establishments and elsewhere for a number of years and a large number of materials and methods have been studied. When a method is found which proves satisfactory on extended trial, it is incorporated in the instructions given to the various medical services concerned.