HC Deb 22 December 1983 vol 51 c352W
Mr. John Fraser

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will use his powers under the Consumer Safety Act to prescribe a maximum content in terms of parts per million for nitrosamines in babies' teats and dummies.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

I understand that nitrosamines are found in finished rubber and some are carcinogenic. My Department and the Department of Health and Social Security are in touch with the maufacturers of babies' teats and dummies to establish what might be the lowest practicable level of nitrosamines in these goods that would be released in use. When this has been done I shall consider the case for prescribing a limit.