HC Deb 20 May 1976 vol 911 c629W
11. Mr. Mallalieu

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of recent fatal accidents, due to the consumption of methanol, he will consider having this substance designated as a drug within the meaning of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

Dr. Summerskill

No. Methanol is so widely used by industry and members of the public for legitimate purposes that restrictions on sales would require evidence of widespread misuse of which we are not at present aware.