§ Mr. Silvester
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he plans any investigation into a product, the name of which has been supplied to him by the hon. Member for Manchester, Withington, containing isobutyl nitrite and of any harmful effects that arise from supplying it; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Patten
I am aware that isobutyl nitrite is a constituent of products such as the one which my hon.356W
Friend mentioned which are marketed as "room odorisers". I am advised that, their use for that purpose is unlikely to present a health hazard. The Department, however, is at present discussing the matter of other uses of these products with the Department of Trade and Industry.