HC Deb 30 November 1972 vol 847 c208W
Mrs. Joyce Butler

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to introduce regulations to control the amount of lead in artists' materials.

Mr. Lane

Draft regulations prescribing limits for the amount of lead and certain other toxic metals in pencils, paintbrushes, crayons and similar articles were circulated for comment in September. As soon as consultations have been completed the regulations will be made.