§ 1. Miss Burton
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is now in a position to make a statement concerning the progress made by the British Standards Institution on a national approvals scheme being made in conjunction with the electrical industry.
§ The President of the Board of Trade (Sir David Eccles)
Discussions within the industry are still continuing. I hope that the British Standards Institution will soon be able to report some progress.
§ Miss Burton
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that many of us share that hope? Does he appreciate, as I think he does, that these discussions have gone on since October, 1957? Is it his hope that they will be determined within a month or so?
§ Sir D. Eccles
I hope so. I inquired and there seem to be genuinely difficult technical problems. All I can hope is that they are resolved within a short time.