HC Deb 01 December 1966 vol 737 cc135-6W
63. Mrs. Joyce Butler

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will seek powers to ensure that toy safety standards are observed when toys are imported into this country.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

I share my hon. Friend's concern about this matter, and my Department keeps in close touch with toy manufacturers and importers, and with the Hong Kong Government, with a view to ensuring that toys offered for sale comply with the requirements of the appropriate British Standard Code. Many of the requirements of the Code are inappropriate for inclusion in statutory regulations under the Consumer Protection Act, 1961, but regulations dealing with various aspects of the safety of toys are in course of preparation, and I attach urgency to their completition.