8th November 2018

Conservative MEPs' leader Ashley Fox has issued the following statement in response to today's European Court of Justice ruling on the long running case involving James Dyson:

Conservative Industry Spokesman, Ashley Fox MEP, who helped shape EU legislation on energy labelling, welcomed today's ruling.

He said: "We drew up the rules to ensure consumers are able to make informed choices about the products they buy.

"In the case of vacuum cleaners, the European Commission has been aware since 2014 of concerns that its testing methods do not accurately reflect the energy use of vacuum cleaners.

"It's a shame that it has taken four years – and James Dyson's dogged persistence - to prove this is the case and that countless consumers have potentially been misinformed. The Commission must now urgently design new tests that properly inform shoppers, promote a reduction in energy use and are fair to innovative entrepreneurs like Mr Dyson."

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