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Wood-burning Stoves

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 98192, tabled on 5 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how Ecodesign regulations for wood burning appliances that came into force on 1 January 2022 will complement and interact with the requirements of the Clean Air Act 1993.

Answered on

10 January 2022

Ecodesign regulations are now in force and the Clean Air Act 1993 requirements in smoke control areas will remain, as the two regulate different things. The Ecodesign regulations will raise emission and efficiency standards for stoves across the whole of the UK whilst allowing additional smoke emission assessment to remain in place for smoke control areas under the Clean Air Act.

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