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Natural Gas: Safety

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to raise public awareness of the fact that CORGI is no longer the body responsible for gas safety; and if he will make a statement. (249900)

As part of its contract with HSE, Capita are responsible for promoting and communicating the new Gas Safe Registerâ„¢ brand to installers and the general public. Capita have a Key Performance Indicator to achieve at least 40 per cent. unprompted brand recognition of the New Gas Safe Registerâ„¢ among gas consumers by the end of October 2009, rising to 75 per cent. by 2011. HSE also plans to communicate directly with gas installers and through the trade press to make clear that, from 1 April 2009, the Gas Safe Register is the only register approved by HSE for gas work under gas safety law, and that the CORGI register will no longer count for these purposes.