§ Mr. Cash
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) if he will list the programmes currently being pursued by the Department of Trade and Industry to promote consumer awareness of the need for greater domestic fire safety;
(2) if he will list the sums allocated in 1986, 1987 and 1988 by the Department of Trade and Industry to promote consumer education in domestic fire safety.
§ Mr. Butcher
Publicity on fire safety in the home other than fire safety of consumer goods is the responsibility of the Home Office. But my Department does promote home safety awareness campaigns which include some safety messages on how to avoid the dangers from fire in the home, for example, Electricity Can Kill, Electric Blankets, Nightwear and Fire, Fireworks, Furniture and Fire.
It is not possible to separate the element of expenditure on fire safety from the total costs of these campaigns.