§ Mr. Greville Janner
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will publicise the dangers of poisoning by aspirins to children of the age group in the lower classes of nursery and infant schools.
§ Mr. Alison
Health education on this and other subjects is primarily the responsibility of local authorities and of the Health Education Council. The council and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents have made available to local authorities publicity material on the dangers, particularly to young children, of poisoning by medicines; this includes a poster and a leaflet concerned specifically with the dangers of aspirin. I understand that the council is also conducting a study into the causes of home accidents, including the accidental poisoning of children.