HC Deb 09 February 1971 vol 811 cc110-1W
Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action he is taking to alert local authorities and other official bodies which employ social workers who visit mothers in their homes to the need for warning them of the risks involved in do-it-yourself repairs to perambulators.

Mr. Alison

I am informed that during the course of visits to the home and at mothercraft teaching sessions local authority health visitors advise mothers on the purchase and maintenance of perambulators to British Standards Institute standards. The Institute's specification for Safety Requirements for Perambulators (Baby Carriages) includes a requirement that a permanent label be fixed inside the body of the perambulator giving essential instructions for the correct use and maintenance of the vehicle.