HC Deb 23 February 1978 vol 944 cc805-6W
Mrs. Joyce Butler

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if it is his intention to prohibit the use of chloroform in toothpaste when he implements the Council directive of the European Community on Cosmetic Products Regulations.

Mr. John Fraser

The possible health risk presented by the use of chloroform in toothpaste is under consideration by expert advisory committees of the Department of Health and Social Security and I intend to consider what action, if any, needs to be taken when their advice is received.