§ Sir George Young
A number of representations were received prior to 1977 when the fire research station published a report on its investigations of house fires involving Plaschem ceilings. This concluded that the replacement or underdrawing of plastic ceilings would not lead to greater safety overall. Since that date the Department has received one representation in 1984.
I have seen the hon. Member's letter of 22 January 1986 to the Secretary of State, and I will be replying to the representations shortly.