§ 9. Mr. Greville Janner
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) when the technical committee set up by the British Standards Institution at the joint request of the Department of Health and Social Services and of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain will be reporting on standards of tests for child resistant containers and packaging;
(2) what consultations are taking place, and what consultations it is proposed will take place, with the medical and pharmaceutical professions and the industries concerned, regarding the marketing of child resistant containers for dangerous medicinal products.
§ 57. Mr. Greville Janner
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what consideration is being given to practical considerations following the wider introduction of child resistant containers and the action that may be needed; and when such considerations will be completed.
§ Mr. Alison
The views of the medical and pharmaceutical professions and other interests are being taken into account, and there have been a number of informal discussions. I cannot yet say when consideration of this problem will be completed.