HC Deb 26 February 1963 vol 672 cc152-3W
Mr. Darling

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the large and growing number of deaths caused by clothing catching fire, he will now issue regulations under the Consumer Protection Act to restrict the sale of children's nightwear, and the sale of cloth sold as being suitable for nightwear, to cloth that has been treated to produce a lasting flame-resistant finish.

Mr. Brooke

The Committee on Consumer Protection, in its Final Report, came to the conclusion that the making of regulations would not be justified. There has been a decrease in the number of deaths due to burns by clothing, which suggests that, as the Committee hoped, the public conscience has been stirred and parents are being more careful.