§ 67. Mr. Allason
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department has now had discussions with the British Fireworks Manufacturers Safety Association about the analysis of injuries caused by fireworks in 1962; whether he is satisfied with the extent to which the educative publicity and other measures which have been taken by the Association with regard to the safe use of fireworks contributed towards the reduction of accidents; and whether these arrangements will be continued and developed effectively in the future in co-operation with his Department.
§ Mr. Woodhouse
My Department had a discussion with the Association on 26th February. I have no doubt that the increased publicity helped to reduce the number of accidents on Guy Fawkes Day last year as compared with the previous year, and agreement was reached with the Association that efforts should be made to increase publicity further next November. Further consideration is being given to other matters discussed at the meeting.