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Wood-burning Stoves

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 89493, tabled on 8 December 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to reduce the scope for flexibility in appliance emissions testing procedures for particulate matter from wood burning stoves.

Answered on

16 December 2021

In Smoke Control Areas an appliance needs to be exempt to burn unauthorised fuels, based on a standardised protocol.

From January 2022, only Ecodesign-compliant stoves will be able to enter the market for sale across the country. The UK is working with industry to consider the effectiveness of testing procedures under Ecodesign.