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Consumer Protection (Prohibition Orders)

Volume 113: debated on Wednesday 25 March 1987

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24.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many prohibition orders have been made under consumer protection legislation since 1979; and if he will make a statement.

Seven prohibition orders have been made under the Consumer Safety Act 1978 since 1979. There were:

  • The Balloon-Making Compounds (Safety) Order 1979
  • The Tear Gas Capsules (Safety) Order 1979
  • The Children's Furniture (Safety) Order 1982
  • 1The Toy Water Snakes (Safety) Order 1983
  • The Gas Catalytic Heaters (Safety) Order 1983
  • 1The Expanding Novelties (Safety) Order 1983
  • The Scented Erasers (Safety) Order 1984

1 Prohibition orders last for 12 months. The Toy Water Snakes (Safety) Order 1983 and the Expanding Novelties (Safety) Order 1983 have lapsed, the products having been removed from the market. The remainder were subsequently covered by regulations made under the Consumer Safety Act 1978.