HC Deb 26 June 1956 vol 555 c27W
68. Mr. Woodburn

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the prescription of whisky for patients in Scottish hospitals is approved by his Department; and the total annual expenditure on this form of cure.

Mr. J. Stuart

I should not be justified in forbidding the provision of whisky for hospital patients where this is ordered as being medically necessary. Expenditure in Scotland in the financial year to March, 1956, was £1,704.