Poisons (Distinctive Colours).

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. – in the House of Commons on 31st July 1922.

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Photo of Sir James Flannery Sir James Flannery , Maldon


asked the Minister of Health if his attention has been called to the suggestion of one of His Majesty's judges that poisons in the form of powder, such as arsenic and strychnine, should be manufactured and sold only with distinctive colouring, and that white strychnine or arsenic powders should be no longer permitted; and whether the Government will introduce legislation to give effect to these suggestions?

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

Yes, Sir; and, as I stated in reply to a question on the same subject on the 23rd May, inquiries are being made as to the practicability of employing distinctive colours for poisons. The investigation is not yet complete.