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Wood-burning Stoves

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 6th February 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb Green

To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total value of fees paid to certifiers to grant wood burning stove manufacturers exemptions from the provisions of the Clean Air Act 1993.

Photo of Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park The Minister of State, Department for International Development, The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Under the Clean Air Act 1993, the Government publishes a list of solid fuel combustion appliances exempted from the prohibition of smoke emissions in smoke control areas.

To add a new appliance to the list, the manufacturer of the appliance must apply to HETAS, the appointed contractor, for approval. They must submit technical and testing documentation evidencing that emissions limits have been met.

The total amount of fees invoiced for by HETAS to manufacturers for this purpose, during the period of April 2019 to 29 of January 2020, was £97,421.

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