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Natural Gas: Safety

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many gas technicians in Scotland (a) were registered under the CORGI scheme and (b) are registered under the new Gas Safety Register scheme. (269001)

[holding answer 20 April 2009]: The information requested is as follows:


Gas engineers in Scotland registered with CORGI Gas Registration (at the close of the scheme on 31 March 2009)

3,321 businesses covering 10,333 individual operatives

Gas engineers in Scotland registered with the Gas Safe Register (as at 17 April 2009)

3,031 businesses covering 9,561 individual operatives

The Gas Safe Register came into effect on 1 April 2009 and continues to take registrations on a daily basis.