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Housing: Lighting

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 28 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has issued recent guidance to local trading standards authorities on prosecutions for the sale of imported incandescent light bulbs. (294627)

I have been asked to reply.

Following a public consultation which closed on 4 September 2009, the National Measurement Office has taken on the role of enforcing the requirements on products, including lamps, set out in EU Regulations under the Eco-design of Energy-using Products Directive. It will also ensure labels on products required by the Energy Labelling Directive are accurate.