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Glue Sniffing

Volume 981: debated on Monday 17 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he is intending to take any action to restrict the sale of glue which is used by children for glue sniffing.

There are many consumer products, in addition to adhesives, which can be and are misused in this way but are quite safe when properly used for their intended purpose. I do not consider that it would be effective, practicable or justify-

*In 1975, the base year of the series, precious metals (SITC Group 681) accounted for 30 per cent, of exports and 22 per cent. of imports of Division 68.

† Export unit value index as a percentage of the import unit value index.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the volume and unit value of imports and exports of finished goods less motor vehicles for each year since 1975, for each quarter of 1979 and for January.

The available information is as follows:able to restrict the sale in any way of adhesives or of any of the other products concerned.