HC Deb 17 November 1966 vol 736 cc153-4W
56. Earl of Dalkeith

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what investigations are being made into complaints, details of which have been sent to him, that certain indigestible advertising samples, when pushed through letterboxes of private homes, could be harmful to unwatched children, who are tempted to eat them.

Miss Bacon

Investigations, of which particulars have already been sent to the hon. Member, show that the samples in question would cause no serious harm to children. Manufacturers generally are guided by a recommendation of the Advertising Standards Authority that the safety of children should be taken into account whenever a door-to-door distribution of samples is being planned.