HC Deb 04 December 1985 vol 88 c250W
Mrs. Peacock

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will introduce a rapid information exchange system on dangerous products; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Howard

The European Community has already introduced a system for the rapid exchange of information on hazardous consumer products under which member states advise each other through the Commission of consumer goods posing an immediate hazard against which they have taken action. Within the United Kingdom local authority enforcement agencies, in conjunction with the Government, run a regular national information service to keep each other up to date on potentially hazardous consumer products giving them concern and on prosecutions for supplying unsafe products.