HC Deb 08 July 1965 vol 715 cc296-7W
65. Mr. Fisher

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, as a safety measure, he will forbid the sale to children of toy balloons filled with hydrogen gas.

Mr. George Thomas

My right hon. and learned Friend is aware of a recent case in which a child was slightly hurt when a balloon of this kind burst, but he has no power to forbid the sale of such balloons to children, and no evidence of a need for any general prohibition.