Qualified Dispensers

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force – in the House of Commons on 9th September 1942.

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Miss Ward:

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that the lack of sufficient qualified pharmacists serving as such with the Royal Air Force, whether they be members of the Royal Air Force or the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, is causing disquiet; that this has been increased by the recent case in which a member of the Women's Auxiliary Force died as a result of being poisoned by being given caustic soda instead of liquid paraffin; and what steps he is taking to remedy this scarcity?

Photo of Sir Archibald Sinclair Sir Archibald Sinclair , Caithness and Sutherland

There is no shortage of qualified dispensers in the R.A.F" to fill established posts and I am not aware of any disquiet of the kind suggested by my hon. Friend. The lamentable event referred to in the Question was not due to any lack of trained men or women.

Miss Ward:

Has my right hon. Friend had any representations from professional advisers?

Miss Ward:

Would he consider any representations that might be made by those who are qualified?