Carbon Monoxide: Safety

Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform written question – answered on 1st February 2008.

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Photo of Tom Levitt Tom Levitt Labour, High Peak

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will take steps to (a) reduce the cost and (b) improve the availability of domestic carbon monoxide detectors with audible alarms and combined smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Parliamentary Under-Secretary(Department for International Development) (Trade Policy) (also Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (Trade and Consumer Affairs) (also Department for International Development), Party Chair, Co-operative Party

The Government acknowledge the safety benefits of these items but do not consider that there is a need to intervene on pricing or availability.

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