HC Deb 02 March 1971 vol 812 cc395-6W
Mr. Redmond

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether the vita- min preparation to be introduced for preschool children, which is to be given to them in the form of liquid drops, will only be administered by competent staffs in clinics, or whether it is to be made freely available to all mothers of pre-school children for use under uncontrolled conditions.

Mr. Alison

The new vitamin drops, which mix readily with milk, fruit juice or other liquid foods or can be given directly from a spoon, will be supplied in a bottle complete with a special dispenser and with simple instructions and there is no need to require administration by clinic staff. Drop preparations are already widely marketed for administration by parents.