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Volume 388: debated on Thursday 8 April 1943

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asked the Minister of Health whether he can give any report on penicillin; and whether it is available, under proper control, for appropriate cases?

Investigations of penicillin, including clinical trials, are being conducted at present by an expert committee set up by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Supply, who informs me that owing to the great difficulty of the problems involved, this substance is unlikely to be available for general use in the near future, even if the results of the committee's investigations are favourable.