§ Mr. Norris
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what response he is making to the letter of 18 January from the chief environmental health officer of the city of Oxford on the subject of the lead content of paint in children's playground equipment; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Patten
The letter from the chief environmental health officer of the city of Oxford has been acknowledged. I understand that the Department of the Environment is to reply fully to him, and a copy is to be sent to my hon. Friend.