§ Mr. Ronald Brown
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what advice has been given to local authorities concerning the danger from burning foamed plastics; and what steps have been taken to protect caretakers from lung damage due to inhaling toxic fumes when called to control bonfires on which foamed plastics are burning.
§ Mr. Eldon Griffiths
Since I am advised by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department that the combustion of this material in the open is no more dangerous than that of other things commonly burned on bonfires, I see no need to issue special270W guidance of the kind mentioned by the hon. Member.