HC Deb 15 February 1989 vol 147 c245W
57. Mr. Graham

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many standards set under the development of the internal market are based on British standards; and how many are based on(a)German standards, (b)French standards and (c) those of other European Community countries.

Mr. Maude

The European standards bodies, CEN and CENELEC, adopt, wherever appropriate, agreed international (ISO and IEC) standards. Very few European standards are based on an existing standard of any one Community country.