HC Deb 08 February 1965 vol 706 c14W
62. Mr. Wolrige-Gordon

asked the Minister of Health to what extent the sale of stimulants is registered; what amount was sold in Great Britain in 1964; and how this compares with previous years.

Mr. K. Robinson

Manufacturers and dealers in bulk may not have amphetamines, and certain other stimulants of the central nervous system, in their possession unless registered by the Home Secretary. Retail sale of these and other stimulant drugs is restricted to registered pharmacies, in most cases on prescription only. The number of National Health Service prescriptions for "stimulants and appetite suppressants" for the nine months ended September, 1964, was 4.38 million, and for the corresponding period in 1963, 4.16 million.