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Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Volume 454: debated on Tuesday 5 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to encourage people to fit carbon monoxide detectors in their homes; and if he will make a statement. (104287)

[holding answer on 27 November 2006]: The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) strongly recommends the use of approved, audible carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in all homes that use gas appliances. Such detectors should not be regarded as a substitute for competent maintenance and annual safety checks of gas equipment by a CORGI-registered installer.

This recommendation was most recently publicised by the Chief Executive of HSE on 24 October 2006.