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Certification And Standards (Ec)

Volume 165: debated on Wednesday 17 January 1990

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54.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to ensure consumer representation on committees dealing with standards and certification in Europe.

74.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to ensure consumer representation on committees dealing with standards and certification in Europe.

81.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to ensure consumer representation on committees dealing with standards and certification in Europe.

Such committees are made up of representatives of the national standards bodies of Europe, not interest groupings. In the case of the United Kingdom, it is therefore for the British Standards Institution (BSI) to determine the composition of the delegation, which acts in accordance with a brief previously agreed by the relevant BSI committee.My Department provides a measure of financial support to help consumer representatives take part in BSI committee work and in European standards work, should they be selected to form part of the delegation.