§ Dame Irene Ward
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it was with his approval that polythene bags were recently distributed on the North-East Coast by one of his Parliamentary Secretaries in a campaign to increase fire precautions, in view of concern about the dangers to children of unventilated polythene bags.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
These bags were made from thick film. They do not have the properties which make polythene bags made from thin film dangerous to children.