Gas Appliance Installers

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th March 1994.

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Photo of Mr Eddie Loyden Mr Eddie Loyden , Liverpool, Garston 12:00 am, 9th March 1994

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what further estimate he has made of the number of gas appliance installers who are failing to register with the Council for Registered Gas Installers.

Photo of Mr Timothy Eggar Mr Timothy Eggar , Enfield North

I have made no such estimate.

Photo of Mr Eddie Loyden Mr Eddie Loyden , Liverpool, Garston

What action does the Minister intend to take to reduce the number deaths—one a week—caused by carbon monoxide poisoning? Is it a part of the Government's deregulation policy that they allow thousands of cowboy outfits to install gas appliances?

Photo of Mr Timothy Eggar Mr Timothy Eggar , Enfield North

All businesses must register and, of course, we have no intention of imperilling safety.