HC Deb 29 April 1963 vol 676 c65W
70. Mr. K. Robinson

asked the Minister of Health when he received the report of the inter-departmental working party on legislation concerning medicines; why the report has not been made public; and if he will now publish it.

Mr. Powell

This study by officials was completed last July; it is not for publication.

73. Dr. Stross

asked the Minister of Health whether he has studied the need for new legislation relating to medicines; and if he will bring forward legislation which will provide for the control of medicines being separated from the control of other substances and vested in the Minister of Health, the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Mr. Powell

I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Ayr (Sir T. Moore) on 4th April.