§ Mrs. Kellett-Bowman
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if, in view of the deaths which have recently occurred from children falling through glass doors in the home, he will consider as a matter of urgency advising planning authorities to satisfy themselves as to the safety of such installations before granting planning permission for new buildings or conversions;
(2) if, in view of the deaths which have recently occurred from children falling through glass doors in the home, he will institute an urgent inquiry into the question of the safety standards applied to glass used in the home, with a view to introducing stricter standards if these are found to be necessary.
§ Mr. Freeson
This is not a planning matter but we are considering whether we should make building regulations to control glazing in doors when the extended powers in the Health and Safety at Work, etc., Act 1974 are in operation. We shall bear the recent tragic accidents in Lancashire in mind in coming to a decision.