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Medical Supplies, Middle East

Volume 389: debated on Tuesday 25 May 1943

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asked the President of the Board of Trade why a system of bulk markets has been introduced for British medicines exported to the Middle East; and what steps have been taken by his Department to ensure retention of the individual trade and good will of proprietary medicines affected?

The system of bulk indents for medical supplies for the Middle Eastern territories was introduced in order to ensure a steady flow of these essential requirements, many of which are in short supply, from the United Kingdom and the United States of America and to establish a fair distribution between these territories. The question of including proprietary medicines is now being examined in Cairo by a representative of my Department.