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Domestic Appliances: Safety

Volume 495: debated on Wednesday 1 July 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what reports he has received of the recommendations in relation to the sale of blinds with looped cords made in the determination made by Sheriff Mackie on 29 May 2009 in respect of the fatal accident inquiry into the death of Muireann McLaughlin; and if he will make a statement. (281614)

[holding answer 22 June 2009]: My Department has received both the Sheriffs determination and a summary of the fatal accident inquiry. Officials are carefully considering the recommendations made and how best to deal with them. I have no plans to make a statement.