§ Lord Gainford
asked Her Majesty's Government:
When they intend to make regulations requiring electrical appliances to be supplied with a correctly fused plug.
§ The Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Strathclyde)
Regulations under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 will be laid before Parliament shortly, and from 1 February 1995 most domestic electrical appliances manufactured in or imported into the UK must be supplied with a correctly fused plug. Fatalities and injuries occur each year because of incorrectly fitted electric plugs. These regulations represent an important step forward in consumer safety for the British public.