HC Deb 16 July 1959 vol 609 c588
68. Mr. Bonham Carter

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to inform parents of the danger of suffocation caused to children by the widespread use of polythene bags.

Mr. R. A. Butler

A considerable amount of publicity has already been given in the Press to the danger which may arise through children putting these bags over their heads; and I hope that parents will heed it.