HC Deb 21 December 1961 vol 651 c178W
44. Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that sodium chlorate can easily be made into a dangerous explosive and that it has already caused serious accidents; and if he will introduce legislation to prevent the sale of it to children.

Mr. Renton

My right hon. Friend shares the hon. Member's concern and he is consulting the distributors of this substance with a view to finding the most practicable method of preventing its falling into the hands of young people.

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