Fire Resistant Materials:Written question - HL9707

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Asked on: 19 July 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Fire Resistant Materials
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the study by the University of Central Lancashire, Flame retardants in UK furniture increase smoke toxicity more than they reduce fire growth rate, published in April; whether they have consulted with their Chief Scientist in forming that assessment; and whether, following that study, they intend to reconsider the efficacy of current flame retardants.
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Answered by: Lord Henley
Answered on: 26 July 2018

The Department welcomes the paper by University of Central Lancashire and it forms part of the evidence we are considering in reviewing the legislation regulating the safety of furniture.

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