In discussing an amendment in the name of Senator O'Quigley, I indicated that I thought that what he was really concerned to prohibit, if he could, was the giving gratuitously of a poison in any container which was used for keeping non-poisonous substances. I thought the essence of the matter was the giving of a poison by way of gift rather than its transfer by sale. I indicated I would have that point examined and, if necessary, bring in an amendment on Report Stage to deal with it.
I have taken advice on this matter. I am told that the words "distribution and supply" cover the point adequately. However, in order to put the matter beyond doubt, Government amendment No. 1 has been drafted.