HC Deb 24 July 1964 vol 699 cc158-9W
Commander Kerans

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will introduce legislation to prevent the sale of plastic toys with an excessive lead content.

Mr. Brooke

It has been reported that certain imported plastic toys contain amounts of lead which may be a danger to children. Tests are being made to determine to what extent this is so. In the meantime the distributors have stopped deliveries to retailers.

I shall not hesitate to make use of the powers available to me under the Consumer Protection Act if I consider it necessary, to eliminate any danger to children from this source.

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