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The Board has recommended that quinine and preparations containing 10 per cent. or more of quinine should be sold against prescription only by authorised sellers of poisons from registered premises. I propose to consider this recommendation in the light of any representations that may be made by interested bodies.
Is my right hon. Friend aware that this Answer will be widely welcomed, and that the matters announced in it may help to prevent the repetition of such a tragic incident as occurred recently in Oxford when a young girl lost her life through taking an overdose of quinine, in the belief that it would terminate her pregnancy?