HC Deb 27 February 1946 vol 419 cc392-3W
Dr. Morgan

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether ample supplies of Paludrine, the new drug for the treatment of malaria, have been made available for trial use in most of our tropical colonies; whether adequate records are kept of the results of treatment in the West Indian colonies; and whether he or his appropriate advisory committee has considered setting up factories in selected colonies so that full supplies of this drug may always be available on the spot.

Mr. Creech Jones

Important trials of the efficacy of Paludrine in the treatment and control of malaria are in progress in Australia, but not so far in the Colonies, although my advisers are in close touch with developments regarding this most promising new drug. The question of large-scale manufacture does not arise until the trials now proceeding have reached a more conclusive stage.