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Conservatives See off Plans to Regulate Washing up Gloves

23 Jan 16

West Midlands MEP Anthea McIntyre is celebrating after Conservative MEPs deflected EU plans to regulate household items such as umbrellas and washing up gloves in the same way as industrial safety equipment.

The EU has had rules governing the manufacturing and import of equipment such as hard hats, life jackets and safety harnesses for more than 25 years and the recent proposals were intended to modernise and simplify the legislation. However the…


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