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Fire Resistant Materials

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL9708, tabled on 19 July 2018

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.

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.

Answered by

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy