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Gas Appliances (Safety)

Volume 300: debated on Wednesday 12 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been prosecuted for causing death due to poorly maintained gas appliances in each year since 1990. [15159]

The following table gives the information requested. The figures relate to instances where the offence concerned had been recorded by the police as homicide. Figures for similar offences where poor installation rather than poor maintenance was involved are also shown.

Number of prosecutions for offences of homicide arising from poor maintenance or installation of gas appliances—England and Wales
Poor maintenancePoor installation
1990
1991
19921
19932
1994
19951
19963
1997 (to 1 August)3