HC Deb 01 December 1955 vol 546 c2502
39. Mr. M. Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will draw the attention of the public to the danger of phosphorus poisoning from broken discarded fluorescent lighting tubes; and in particular whether he will draw the attention of persons transporting these tubes to the unwisdom of leaving vehicles containing them unattended.

Major Lloyd-George

I understand that these tubes do not contain elemental phosphorus, and there is no reason to suggest any special precautions when transporting them.