§ Mr. David Young
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will review the law with a view to tightening it in respect of the sale of sprays, particularly medical sprays, that can be used for sniffing.
§ Mrs. Sally Oppenheim
The regulation of most medical sprays is not a matter for my Department. Certain aspects of consumer safety in relation to the flammability of non-medical sprays is under consideration. As far as the problem of sniffing is concerned there are many consumer products which can be and are 639W misused in this way, but are quite safe when properly used for their intended purpose.