HC Deb 08 March 1946 vol 420 c133W
Dr. S. Taylor

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that wholesalers are refusing to supply rubber hot-water bottles to retail pharmacists, except on the receipt of doctors' certificates and if steps will be taken to overcome retailers' difficulties in this respect.

Sir S. Cripps

Wholesalers are not authorised to refuse supplies to retailers if medical certificates are not provided. But, as I told my hon .Friend on 18th February, it is desirable that a medical certificate should be given some priority if in the opinion of the patient's doctor a rubber hot water bottle is necessary for the purposes of treatment.