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Housing (Unstrengthened Glass)

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will issue advice to housing authorities concerning the avoidance of unstrengthened glass at ground level in order to minimise accidents to children; and if he will make a statement.

British Standard code of practice 152, 1972 dealing with glazing and fixing of glass for buildings is being revised by a British Standards Institution technical committee. As soon as the institution has approved a revised code I shall consider with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade any need for further action.