Fire Resistant Materials:Written question - HL9708

Q
Asked on: 19 July 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Fire Resistant Materials
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they take to ensure that all flame retardants are safe (1) in normal use, (2) during fires, and (3) at the end of life when they are disposed of.
A
Answered by: Lord Henley
Answered on: 31 July 2018

Manufacturers and distributors must ensure all consumer products are safe before they are placed on the UK market, including those that use flame retardants. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have lead responsibility for environmental policy and restrictions on chemicals.

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