HC Deb 01 August 1957 vol 574 c266W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Health whether he will request the Medical Research Council to investigate and report on the conditions under which the consumption of moderate amounts of alcoholic drinks, such as port, sherry, and whisky, is preferable to the prescription of drugs and medicines, in view of the possible implications so far as the prescribing of medicines under the National Health Service is concerned.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

No. Practitioners are already in a position to judge in particular cases the relative merits of medication and dietary measures.