§ Mr. Darling
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will now issue regulations under the Consumer Protection Act for marine lifejackets, based on the British Standards Institution's safety specifications.
§ Mr. Brooke
The British Standard was issued only on 19th February and it is stated in the foreword that it is not final. It would be premature to take any action under the Consumer Protection Act until there has been more practical experience of the new design.