HL Deb 20 May 2002 vol 635 c79WA
Lord Morris of Manchester

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What representations they have received on evasions of the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1998 in Greater Manchester; what reply they are making; and what action they are taking. [HL3357]

Lord Sainsbury of Turville

I have received a letter from the Manchester Evening News which highlights recent enforcement activity in respect of the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 in the Greater Manchester area. I understand that my honourable friend the Under-Secretary of State for Competition, Consumers and Markets expects to reply to that letter shortly.

The department is presently considering this and other representations on this issue.