Is not that a remarkably small number? Is it not another instance of failure on the part of the Government to utilise the statutory powers which were provided by the Labour Government in 1945?
The hon. and learned Member is well aware of the measures which were introduced to restrain Government expenditure in 1949, but for this year 25 further schemes in Scotland are under consideration.
The British Standards Institution has written to the Portsmouth Junior Chamber of Commerce about the recommendations involving standards. My right hon. Friend is waiting to hear the outcome of these discussions and he hopes also to hear the views of the Council of the British Toy Manufacturers Association on the report. The recommendations about the use of air-guns, bows and arrows, and fireworks, and the prohibition of the manufacture and sale of certain inflammable toys are matters for the Home Secretary.
Would the hon. Member be good enough to expedite this further inquiry as far as possible, because the Portsmouth people took three years to go into the matter and came to the conclusion that the majority of the accidents with children were due to these unsafe toys? Would the hon. Member help in that respect and try to press the matter forward?