London’s West End, home to some of the world’s most cramped theatre seats, is facing a European Union directive to give the audience more room…The seating sub-committee of the EU standardisation committee is set to introduce the measure this year.
(The Sunday Times, p7, 20 February 2000)
The European Standardisation Committee (CEN) is a voluntary body made up of national standards agencies and affiliated industry/consumer organisations from nineteen European countries. It has nothing to do with the EU. The EU is not involved in setting theatre seat standards.West End to be hit by new seat rules,