§ Mr. Wilkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether, in view of the passage of the Energy Conservation Act 1981, progress has been made towards the issuing of orders for the mandatory approval of safety standards for domestic gas appliances.
§ Mr. John Moore
Yes. An order is being drafted prescribing the general framework for the grant or refusal of type approval and a second order is in course of preparation setting safety standards for gas cookers. The Department is already consulting interested bodies informally on these proposals, and this will be followed by statutory consultation in due course.