§ 42. Mr. Marten
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is Her Majesty's Government's policy towards the proposal for an EEC Council of Ministers directive for harmonisation of the laws relating to the scale of charges for the testing of gas meters.
§ Mr. Strang
Our general policy is to support Community efforts to remove technical harriers to trade. The object of the proposed directive is to avoid disparities in conditions of competition among the manufacturers of gas meters.