Pharmacy (Status)

Oral Answers to Questions — Telephone Service – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th May 1954.

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Photo of Mr George Chetwynd Mr George Chetwynd , Stockton-on-Tees 12:00 am, 12th May 1954

asked the Under-secretary of State for Air whether he will give recognition to pharmacy as a distinct branch of the medical service in the Royal Air Force.

Mr. Ward:

No, Sir.

Photo of Mr George Chetwynd Mr George Chetwynd , Stockton-on-Tees

Is the Minister satisfied with the training and status of people in this branch of the Royal Air Force?

Mr. Ward:

Yes, Sir. The medical technician branch have places for such few officers as we need who are skilled in pharmacy, and also plays a part within the service as an outlet for airman dispensers.

Photo of Mr George Chetwynd Mr George Chetwynd , Stockton-on-Tees

Will the hon. Gentleman be prepared to reopen discussions with the Pharmaceutical Society?

Mr. Ward:

I understand that we have discussed this matter with them for a number of years, and I do not think it would serve a useful purpose.