Gardens: Heating

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 18th July 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office), Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Shadow Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union), Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK is participating in the European Commission’s Market Surveillance study of Patio Heaters being undertaken by PROSAFE on behalf of the Commission; when they anticipate the report will be produced; and whether they will make it available.

Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The United Kingdom has a comprehensive system of market surveillance. For consumer product safety, this is undertaken primarily by local authority Trading Standards.

The UK is not currently participating in a PROSAFE study on patio heaters. Reports undertaken by PROSAFE on behalf of the Commission are publicly available on the PROSAFE website.

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