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Natural Gas: Safety Measures

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many prosecutions there were of landlords for breach of gas safety regulations in residential properties in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available. (184899)

I have been asked to reply.

The information requested is in the following table:

Proceedings instituted by HSE under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use)Regulations 1994 and 1998

Total offences prosecuted

Offences prosecuted against s351 then s361 (landlords duties)

1997-98

192

46

1998-99

237

62

1999-2000

208

49

2000-01

185

94

2001-02

191

88

2002-03

111

21

2003-04

97

28

2004-05

74

9

2005-06

89

31

2006-07

104

9

1 Landlords’ duties under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1994 regulation 35 paragraphs (b), (c) and (d) were revoked by Gas Safety (Installation and use) Regulations 1998 regulation 36. Note: Offences prosecuted refer to an individual breach of health and safety legislation; a prosecution case may include more than one offence.