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Oral Answers to Questions — Genoa Conference. – in the House of Commons on 25th May 1922.

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Photo of Mr Charles Bowerman Mr Charles Bowerman , Deptford


asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to a suggestion recently made by one of His Majesty's judges that strychnine should be coloured other than white, thereby protecting the public against misadventure in its use; if he is aware that experts agree that strychnine can be made a different colour; and will his medical officers give consideration to the suggestion with a view to legislation or an Order being issued enacting that all poisons should be of a definite colour?

Photo of Mr Edward Shortt Mr Edward Shortt , Newcastle upon Tyne West

Yes. My attention has been called to this suggestion, and I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave no Tuesday to a question on the same subject by the hon. and gallant Member for South-West St. Pancras (Major Barnett).