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Perambulators And Pushchairs

Volume 893: debated on Tuesday 17 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection how many accidents have been reported in recent years involving perambulators and pushchairs; if she will give details of these in the Official Report; if she will take steps to introduce additional regulations covering the manufacture and sale of perambulators and pushchairs; and if she will make a statement.

No national statistics relating to such accidents are available, but we estimate from information obtained from the recent feasibility study of the collection of data on home accidents that there are about 1,500 each year, in and around the home. Regulations prescribing safety requirements for perambulators and pushchairs are being prepared and, as I stated in reply to a question by my hon. Friend the Member for Wood Green (Mrs. Butler) on 23rd May, a first draft will shortly be circulated to interested bodies for comment.