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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 Home Department what has been the result of the consideration by the Central Fire Brigades Advisory Councils of the implications of the increasing hazard presented by the ignitability of polyurethane foam in upholstered furniture.

I understand that the preparation of the reports on the fires at Woolworths store, Manchester, and Hartopp Court nursing home, Sutton Coldfield, in the context of which these implications are being considered, is well advanced.