HC Deb 26 June 1956 vol 555 c33W
Mrs. L. Jeger

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the high flammability of cellulose-nitrate lacquer finishes on fabrics; and what action he will take to inform and protect the public.

Mr. Walker-Smith

Yes. Cellulose-nitrate lacquers are highly flammable, but I understand that their use for fabric finishes has now considerably decreased. My right hon. Friend is, however, asking the British Standards Institution if it will refer fabrics with these finishes to the committee on flammability which it is setting up.