§ Mr. Scott-Hopkins
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether Professor Paul Garrod, Chairman of the Antibiotics Advisory Committee, was consulted concerning the inclusion of penicillin in restrictions to come into force on 1st March, 1971; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir K. Joseph
No. The decision to revoke the regulations permitting the supply and use of penicillin without prescription was taken on the recommendation of the Joint Committee on the use of Antibiotics in Animal Husbandry (the Swann Committee).