HC Deb 23 June 1927 vol 207 c2040
31. Colonel DAY

asked the Minister of Health whether he has received any reports from the officers of his Department to the effect that many cosmetics being sold at the present time are poisonous, and when applied to the skin may cause definite injury to health; and will he consider introducing legislation for the purpose of bringing the sale of cheap cosmetics, shampoo powders, lip sticks, and hair dyes under public control?


I have not received any such reports, and I have at present no reason for supposing that any action on my part is required.

Colonel DAY

Has the right hon. Gentleman had brought to his notice several cases in which poisoned faces have been caused by the use of these articles?


No, Sir.