§ SIR THOMAS DEWAR (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)
; To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to an inquest at the City Coroner's Court, n the 25th April last, at which the jury unanimously expressed the opinion that 467 it should be made compulsory for all poisons to be sold in bottles of standard shape, and easily distinguishable by touch; will he state whether he will introduce legislation this session; and, in view of the possibility of early legislation, will he seek the opinion of Metropolitan coroners on the subject
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Akers-Douglas.) The rider to the verdict of the jury in the case referred to was communicated to me by the coroner. I am sorry that I cannot add anything to the Answer which I gave to the hon. Member on 13th March† respecting legislation. The matter is under the consideration of the Privy Council Office, who will have full information before them.