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Natural Gas: Safety

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 18th February 2008.

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Photo of Tom Levitt Tom Levitt Labour, High Peak

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many prosecutions there were of domestic landlords for breach of gas safety regulations in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Photo of Anne McGuire Anne McGuire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The information requested is in the following table:

Proceedings instituted by HSE under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1994 and 1998
Total offences prosecuted Offences prosecuted against s36( 1) (landlords duties)
2002-03 111 21
2003-04 97 28
2004-05 74 9
2005-06 89 31
2006-07 104 9
(1) Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998. Note: Offences prosecuted refer to an individual breach of health and safety legislation; a prosecution case may include more than one offence.

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