§ 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 111W 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.