HC Deb 20 May 1954 vol 527 c141W
Mr. Swingler

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in view of public anxiety caused by the recent deaths of infants attributed to the presence of calomel in teething powders administered to them, he will state the grounds on which the Poisons Board has advised him against controlling the sale of calomel and request the Board to reconsider the matter.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

No. The proceedings of the Poisons Board, the Advisory Committee set up by the Pharmacy and Poisons Act, 1933, are confidential.