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Cleaning Fluids

Volume 893: debated on Friday 13 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if she has yet received the advice from the Health Education Council on ways of discouraging the practice of sniffing cleaning fluids.

I am informed that the council has concluded that to publicise the health hazards of solvent sniffing might have the opposite effect to that intended and cause some young people to experiment with the products in question. The matter will, however, be reconsidered if evidence becomes available of any significant increase in the practice, which does not at present seem to be widespread.