Barbeques: Health Hazards

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 18th March 2019.

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Photo of Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Labour, Stockton North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to promote public awareness of the risk to health of using barbeques in enclosed spaces; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Public Health England published advice and guidance on social media to remind campers about the dangers of using barbeques inside tents and other enclosed spaces. An example of this can be viewed at the following link:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2015/12/15/carbon-monoxide-the-silent-killer/

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