HC Deb 06 July 1964 vol 698 cc26-7W
Commander Pursey

asked the Minister of Health (1) how many pharmacists, who are Exclusive Brethren and not members of the Pharmaceutical Society, are currently allowed to dispense National Health Service prescriptions and sell poisons; and in which towns they are operating; (2) which National Health Service Executive Councils still retain on their lists pharmacists who, being Exclusive Brethren, are not members of the Pharmaceutical Society.

Mr. Braine

So far as I am aware no unregistered pharmacist is on the Pharmaceutical List of an Executive Council. A National Health Service prescription may be dispensed only by or under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist, and a retail sale of a poison cannot be made except by or under the personal control of a registered pharmacist. I have no particulars as to the employment of persons within these requirements.