HC Deb 20 March 1958 vol 584 cc160-1W
61. Mr. Callaghan

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the weighty volume of medical opinion that has led him to deny the use of an emergency supply of morphine to the Port Medical Centre at Cardiff Docks.

Mr. R. A. Butler

It is in general considered desirable that drugs controlled under the Dangerous Drugs Act should be administered by or under the direct supervision of a qualified medical practitioner. I am not convinced that there is a case for making an exception to that rule at ports.