HC Deb 10 May 1990 vol 172 cc200-1W
Mr. Speller

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will take steps to require sellers of electrical or gas appliances to label each item to indicate the approximate fuel consumption or running cost.

Mr. Peter Morrison

I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to the hon. Member for Southwark and Bermondsey (Mr. Hughes) at column275 on 26 April 1990.

Almost all gas appliances sold in the United Kingdom are already marked with their rating (ie. the maximum rate of gas consumption) under voluntary agreements.