Construction: Cabling

House of Lords written question – answered on 27th March 2014.

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Photo of Baroness Masham of Ilton Baroness Masham of Ilton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many staff work in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the issue of unsafe cabling being imported into and installed in the United Kingdom.

Photo of Viscount Younger of Leckie Viscount Younger of Leckie The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Product Regulation team in the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) have two people that work on electrical product safety; they also work on a number of other product safety areas. While BIS has responsibility for the legislation, enforcement is carried out by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) with regard to business products and Trading Standards Services for consumer products.

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