§ Mr. Speller
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he proposes to make appointments of notified bodies under the terms of the European Community directive on the approximation of the laws of member states relating to appliances burning gaseous fuels.
§ Mr. Forth
I intend to make appointments of notified certification bodies under the gas appliance directive at the earliest possible date consistent with providing the appropriate legal safeguards for those seeking certification for their products. These are necessary given the mandatory nature of the certification requirements introduced by that directive.