§ Sir Nicholas Fairbairn
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proposals he has to compensate retailers and small business men who have to destroy stock which does not have flame-retardant covers from 1 March.
§ Mr. Forth
[holding answer 12 February 1990.]: I have no plans to do so. It would be very difficult to justify the payment of public money to retailers and small businesses for complying with a safety requirement of the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations, which was announced almost two years ago, after a full consultation.