HC Deb 09 July 1958 vol 591 c36W
Dr. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has yet received the report of the Poisons Board on the drugs containing carbromal and bromvaletone; and what action he proposes to take on their recommendations.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The Poisons Board, at its meeting on 18th June, decided that the evidence before it was insufficient to warrant any change in the recommendation made by the Board in 1955 that preparations containing carbromal, or carbromal and bromvaletone, should not be controlled under the Poisons Act. I feel bound to accept this recommendation. My right hon. and learned Friend the Minister of Health proposes, however, at the suggestion of the Board, to invite the Committee on drug addiction recently set up under the Chairmanship of Sir Russell Brain to examine further the risks attending the abuse of such preparations.