HC Deb 08 February 1973 vol 850 c150W
23. Mrs. Joyce Butler

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what further action she has taken designed to ensure that the use of gummed coloured paper containing dangerous levels of lead is discontinued in schools; and if she will make a statement.

Mrs. Thatcher

All local education authorities were asked in a letter issued on 15th December 1972 to see that coloured gummed papers used in schools came within the safety limits for lead and other substances laid down in administrative memorandum No 2/65 issued by the Department of Education and Science.