HC Deb 21 October 1971 vol 823 c169W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if, in view of the need for barrier creams in certain processes of industry, and in view of the failure of certain barrier creams to provide adequate protection, he will introduce legislation to lay down acceptable standards for industrial barrier creams; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Dudley Smith

No. While the use of barrier creams may be useful in certain industrial processes, there are many complex formulations designed for different uses and it would be impracticable to lay down standards by legislation.