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Spectacle Frames

Volume 914: debated on Monday 5 July 1976

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection whether she is aware of the inflammable nature of spectacle frames made of cellulose nitrate; and whether she will take steps to stop the sale of these articles.

The flammability of cellulose nitrate is well known. But the available evidence suggests that any risk from spectacle frames of this material is negligible and I am not at present convinced that there is any justification for stopping their sale.