HC Deb 27 October 1960 vol 627 cc306-7W
60. Mr. John Hall

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what grounds the Poison Board have advised against legislation requiring manufacturers of poisonous liquid household preparations to print the antidote on the container label.

Mr. Vosper

The proceedings of the Poisons Board are confidential. But for my part, I think that we should be careful to avoid giving currency to any idea that accidental poisoning can, in general, be treated by the use of an antidote without medical advice.