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Fire Prevention: Furniture

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 51764, tabled on 3 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on changes in the level of use of chemical fire retardants in furniture over the past five years.

Answered on

11 November 2016

The Department does not hold information on the changes in the level of use of chemical fire retardants in furniture over the past five years. However, the Government is currently consulting on amending the Furniture and Furnishing (Fire) (Safety) Regulations to bring these up to date with the modern manufacturing practice and consumer expectations.