I share the hon. Member's views on this matter but I think he is aware that we have no powers under which the manufacture or sale of these things could be prohibited. I am however considering with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Home Affairs, whether any measures should be taken to deal with this nuisance.
While grateful for the information that the right hon. Gentleman is considering the matter, may I ask if he will now urgently take powers to stop the unmitigated nuisance of these things being let off in public places?