HC Deb 22 June 1950 vol 476 c144W
114. Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the shortage of medicine bottles in Dagenham; and if he will consider charging patients for medicine bottles, with the money returnable on return of the bottles, so as to deal with this situation.

Mr. Bevan

I am not aware of the particular shortage. A deposit system was considered as an alternative to the recent reduction in the allowance paid to chemists for containers, but the reduction was preferred in view of the difficulties inherent in a deposit system. The public are urged to return clean bottles to chemists.