HC Deb 23 March 1949 vol 463 c42W
Mr. Linstead

asked the Minister of Health to what conclusion he has come upon his investigation of the claims made by a company carrying on chemist's businesses in various parts of the country that a service beyond the hours prescribed by local executive councils is being offered in some of their branches as an experiment to obtain data for the Ministry of Health; how far this experiment has in fact been sponsored by his Department; and whether he has yet obtained the disclaimer for which he has asked from the company concerned.

Mr. Bevan

The extended service referred to is not being given at my request, and I have been informed by the company in question that a letter from a branch manager implying that it was asked for by my Department was unauthorised and was a mistake.