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Polyurethane Foam

Volume 975: debated on Monday 10 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if, in view of the coroner's findings at the inquest into the fire earlier in the year at the Woolworths store in Piccadilly, Man- chester, he will draw the attention of local authorities to the dangers of the use of polyurethane foam in furnishings and the desirability of substituting safer materials.

This is of concern to local authorities in a number of their functions, but I am not aware of any for which responsibility at central Government level rests with this Department.