HC Deb 01 March 1994 vol 238 c624W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

To ask the President of the Board of Trade (1) what safety hazards arise from changing the plug on 16 amp electrical appliances from CENELEC to British standard if it is plugged into circuits of the new European standard lower voltage;

(2) what safety hazards arise from fitting a CENELEC two-pin plug into a BS three-pin socket; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Sainsbury

Safety considerations will be an important part of the wider consultations to which I referred in my answer to the hon. Member on 23 February,Official Report, column 229.

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