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CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING IN HOUSEHOLDS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1141: tabled on 18 April 2017

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 13 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern that around 30 people a year still die as a result of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and many more may unknowingly be poisoned; further notes that there has never been a fatality related to CO poisoning where an audible CO alarm, tested to the standard BS EN 50291, was present; acknowledges that the cost of these devices has significantly decreased since the introduction of the Building Regulations in 2010; highlights the recent research undertaken at Liverpool John Moores University which indicates it is low-income households who are most at risk of CO poisoning; notes the Government's stated intention in its White Paper, Fixing our broken housing market, to improve safeguards in the private rented sector; and calls on the Government, the Welsh Executive and the Northern Ireland Executive to implement similar regulations to those now in operation in Scotland and to require all landlords to install CO detectors in all rented properties, as part of a package of measures to achieve its aim of improved safeguards for people living in rented homes.