HC Deb 09 December 1958 vol 597 c46W
122. Mr. Kimball

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware of the number of fires and accidents caused by electric blankets; and if he will investigate this matter with a view to introducing legislation covering the construction of these devices.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I am not persuaded that legislation for this purpose is necessary. Most electric blankets now on the market comply with a British Standards Specification, which includes reasonable standards and tests designed to secure safety.