§ Mr. Ronald Brown
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what advice has been given to local authorities to ensure that all pupils and students in educational establishments are adequately informed of the health hazard arising from toxic fumes emitted when foamed plastic is burned on bonfires.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
I have been asked to reply. No guidance has been given 159W on this subject. Although toxic fumes may be emited when these substances are burned, they do not, in the view of my Department, represent a particular hazard when burned on bonfires.