HC Deb 02 April 1976 vol 908 c611W
Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if she will commission research into the reaction of carbon monoxide and chlorine and the production of phosgene;

(2) if, in view of the connection between carbon monoxide from cigarettes and chlorine from the water and the production of phosgene, she will prohibit smoking in or near swimming baths.

Mr. Denis Howell

I have been asked to reply.

The possibility of a risk to health arising in the circumstances envisaged by the hon. Member appears to be very remote. Nevertheless I am seeking expert medical advice on the matter.

Universities in Great Britain Further Education Establishments in England and Wales
Academic year Undergraduate Postgraduate Polytechnics* Other Establishments
1970–71 9,966 17,878 n.a. n.a.
1971–72 10,619 19,488 11,956 16,704
1972–73 11,236 21,613 13,313 20,420
1973–74 11,988 23,321 13,450 29,518
1974–75 (provisional) 12,919 24,928 15,182 33,257
* For 1970–71 to 1972–73 includes constituent colleges for polytechnics which had not been designated.
† Excluding former colleges of education.