§ 42. Sir H. NORMAN
asked the Home Secretary if his attention has been called to the increase of advertisements of patent and proprietary medicines of the classes described as contrary to the public interest by the Report of the Select Committee on Patent Medicines, 1914; if a Bill to give effect to the recommendations of that Committee has been drafted; and if it is the intention of the Government to introduce such a Bill?
§ Major ASTOR
My attention has been called to the advertisements referred to as contrary to the public interest in the Report of the Select Committee of 1914. By the Venereal Disease Act, 1917, effect was given to the recommendation in paragraph 57 (3) of the Report of that Committee, and it was enacted that advertisements of medicines and medicaments for the prevention or cure of venereal diseases 1943 should be prohibited. My right hon. Friend has the whole question under consideration.