HC Deb 01 February 1971 vol 810 c269W
Sir R. Russell

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what has resulted from the investigation announced by his Department in answer to a Question on 16th April, 1970, into the loophole in Brent which resulted in Chinese toys finished in paint with a lead content of 21 per cent. being sold in the borough.

Mr. Sharples

It is an offence under the Consumer Protection Act, 1961, for any person, including any importer, to sell, or to possess for the purpose of selling, any toy which does not comply with the Toys (Safety) Regulations, 1967. Difficulties which local enforcement authorities may have experienced in prosecuting importers will be removed by the Consumer Protection Bill now before the House.