§ Mr. Hoyle
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will obtain details from health authorities relating to the number of cotton cellular blankets which they are using in places of high fire risk in their respective areas; and if he will publish the results, together with their plans for phasing these out.
§ Mr. Deakins
No. The determination of high fire risk areas and the plans for phasing out cotton cellular blankets in use in these areas is a matter for health authorities to decide. To obtain this information centrally would require a disproportionate use of staff resources.