§ Mr. Pendry
asked the Minister for Trade whether, in view of the serious risk to young children of choking and intestinal obstruction posed by imported plastic erasers in the form of imitation sweets, he will consider making an order under the Consumer Safety Act 1978 prohibiting the sale of these goods.
§ Dr. Vaughan
I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Bolsover (Mr. Skinner) on 14 June 1982—[Vol. 25, c.181.]. Although it is possible that objects of this size and consistency could cause intestinal obstruction I understand that this would be unusual; the greater potential risk is of choking.