HC Deb 22 May 1958 vol 588 c94W
44. Mrs. Mann

asked the President of the Board of Trade if the British Standards Institution has yet reached conclusions regarding the flammability rating of clothing textiles; and if consideration will now be given to labelling for danger all textiles and garments that flame upwards 100 inches within one minute and less.

Sir D. Eccles

The British Standards Institution is waiting for the completion of technical investigations into a washing treatment to form part of the test to ensure that a flame-resistant finish is durable. I understand that the Standard will define "flame resistant" on a rating of 150. The answer to the second part of the hon. Lady's Question is "No."