HC Deb 19 June 1958 vol 589 c1290
13. Miss Burton

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is now in a position to make a statement concerning a Kite Mark Scheme for electrical appliances and accessories.

Sir D. Eccles

A number of B.S.I. Kite Mark Schemes for electrical goods are in operation and others are being considered. In addition, negotiations have been taking place to set up an Approvals Board to establish tests and standards, which might use the Kite Mark.

Miss Burton

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that I am very glad to hear what he has said about this national Approvals Board, because the British Standards Institute was wondering what had happened to it? Can he say when it will actively move into operation?

Sir D. Eccles

I am afraid that I cannot say, because at the moment it appears that the negotiators are going into further technical details and I cannot say when they will conclude their discussions.