HC Deb 16 October 1969 vol 788 c117W
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.