double socket from cu via 16a mcb.

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I guess the lights might be portable, but I'd bet not.

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one of those rcd protected external single sockets.
really does not sound like an extension lead.

If the socket is fixed then it's within the scope of Part P even if plugged in.
 
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I guess the lights might be portable, but I'd bet not.
You're probably right, but I guess they could be made to be theoretcally 'portable'. Indeed, I wonder what the definition of 'portable' would be for that purpose - being plugged in to a socket, rather than hard-wired, is presumably a good start!

And
one of those rcd protected external single sockets.
really does not sound like an extension lead.
Again, probably not. In any event, it's already been pointed out to him that it doesn't need to be an RCD protected one - so there is again scope for it being an 'extension lead'.

If the socket is fixed then it's within the scope of Part P even if plugged in.
I wonder what 'fixed' means for this purpose. Most extension leads come with a facility for them to be attached (in an 'easily removable fashion) to a wall.

My original point remains, that the existance of regulation could well result in the OP adopting less-than-ideal practices, which seems pretty ironic!

Kind Regards, John.
 

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