Smoke Alarms

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham PPS (Mr Mike O'Brien, Minister of State), Department for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps the Government have taken to encourage more people to fit smoke alarms since 1997.

Photo of Parmjit Dhanda Parmjit Dhanda Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government

holding answer 4 February 2008

The Government are committed to encouraging all households to have a working smoke alarm. My Department has invested £25 million over four years (2004-08) to provide fire and rescue services with capital grants to install smoke alarms in the most vulnerable homes. The long-standing Fire Kills media campaign has as its central focus the importance of working smoke alarms and is currently running a TV advertising campaign to raise levels of awareness.

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