HC Deb 24 February 1956 vol 549 c74W
Captain Kerby

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the fact that the cost to the National Health Service of medicine bottles and containers, for which no charge is made or deposit taken, was of the order of £1,181,000 for the 12 months ended November, 1955, he will now amend his regulations so as to ensure that a deposit is paid on each medicine bottle issued under the National Health Service, as in the case of beer bottles.

Mr. Turton

A system of deposits has often been considered, but involves many difficulties and has not so far been thought practicable. Moreover, unless the deposit were fixed at a very high figure, the amount saved would bear no relation to the cost of containers, which include many that cannot be used again.