Electrical Industry (National Approvals Scheme)

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd July 1959.

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Photo of Miss Elaine Burton Miss Elaine Burton , Coventry South 12:00 am, 23rd July 1959

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is now in a position to make a statement concerning the progress made by the British Standards Institution on a national approvals scheme being made in conjunction with the electrical industry, discussions of which commenced in October, 1957.

Photo of Mr David Eccles Mr David Eccles , Chippenham

I understand that discussions are continuing, but that to far nothing can be added to what I told the hon. Lady on 14th April.

Photo of Miss Elaine Burton Miss Elaine Burton , Coventry South

Does the right hon. Gentleman intend that the subjects of children's footwear and electrical standards might be referred to the Committee on consumers' protection which is now sitting?

Photo of Mr David Eccles Mr David Eccles , Chippenham

There is no reason why they should not be.