HC Deb 11 January 1977 vol 923 c455W
Sir Bernard Braine

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) whether it is his policy that all medicines within the meaning of the Medicines Act 1968 should be treated differently from other goods in order to prevent impulse buying;

(2) what evidence he has been given by the Medicines Commission or any other body that the introduction of child-resistant containers for medicines in England and Wales will prove to be safe and effective;

(3) what representations he has received from community health councils in England and Wales in support of a ban on self-service or self-selection of analgesics; what proportion of community health councils this represents; and if he will list the number of consumer and other organisations which have indicated to him their support for such a ban.

Mr. Moyle

I will let the hon. Gentleman have replies to his questions as soon as possible.