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ELECTRICAL FIRE SAFETY WEEK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1840: tabled on 15 November 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 23 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the work of Electrical Safety First, the only UK charity dedicated to preventing deaths, injuries and damage caused by electricity; notes that 19 November 2018 is the start of Electrical Fire Safety Week, which is run in conjunction with the Home Office; further notes that the 2018 campaign, Safer Over 65 focuses on older people and loneliness; understands that electrical accidents in the home can pose a significant risk to older people, with around 12 fires a day affecting older people in the UK; encourages people to support the campaign by visiting their older family, friends and neighbours and carrying out simple visual checks on the electrics in their homes to help keep them safe from electrical accidents and fires; commends Electrical Safety First for highlighting this important issue; and calls on the Government to raise awareness of greater safety for people over 65 when they use electricity throughout the winter.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.