Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Carbon Monoxide

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd December 2009.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Tom Levitt Tom Levitt Labour, High Peak

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will bring forward proposals to ensure that equipment sold for the sustained burning of fuel carries (a) a warning of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning and (b) a recommendation for a carbon monoxide monitor.

Photo of Jonathan R Shaw Jonathan R Shaw Minister of State (Disabled People), Regional Affairs, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Disabled People), Department for Work and Pensions

Gas supply companies are required by Ofgem to annually provide consumers with information about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. The Government encourage consumers to have appliances regularly maintained and install carbon monoxide alarms as an additional protection measure.

DCLG is currently consulting on amendments to part J of the Building Regulations which include proposals to fit carbon monoxide alarms in properties where solid fuel appliances are installed.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.