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Prevention Of Deaths Caused By Gas Poisoning

EDM number 462 in 2007-08, proposed by Bob Russell on 04/12/2007.
Categorised under the topics of Death and Oil, petrol and natural gas.

That this House notes with concern that there were 102 carbon monoxide poisoning incidents, claiming 50 lives and causing 218 injuries, between January 2006 and April 2007; recognises that a common cause of death through carbon monoxide poisoning comes from faulty or poorly maintained gas appliances, and can be prevented by having appliances checked annually by a CORGI registered installer; notes that while 90 per cent. of homes now have a smoke alarm installed, only 31 per cent. have an audible carbon monoxide alarm; acknowledges that an illegal gas worker is 32 times more likely to be involved in a serious carbon monoxide incident than a CORGI registered installer; considers that there could be 20,000 illegal gas installers working in the UK; further notes that there are no restrictions on illegal gas workers buying gas appliances; supports the work of the Gas Industry Alliance to introduce voluntary restrictions to make it harder for illegal gas workers to operate; further supports wholeheartedly the initiative taken by the Wolseley Group to stop the sale of gas-carrying parts to non-CORGI registered installers from 2008 through their Parts Centre stores, and urges more retailers to follow their example; believes that a scheme similar to the television licensing scheme where retailers have to log the details of consumers who buy gas appliances would significantly reduce the ability of unregistered gas installers to work illegally; and calls on the Government to work with CORGI to develop such a scheme to help significantly reduce the number of carbon monoxide poisoning incidents.

This motion has been signed by a total of 61 MPs.

Bob Russell04/12/2007ColchesterLiberal DemocratProposed
Andrew George04/12/2007St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley05/12/2007Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Michael Weir05/12/2007AngusScottish National PartySeconded
Stephen Williams05/12/2007Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSeconded
Lindsay Hoyle05/12/2007ChorleyLabourSeconded
Paul Holmes05/12/2007ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Gordon Marsden05/12/2007Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Martin Caton05/12/2007GowerLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore05/12/2007HendonLabourSigned
Mike Hancock05/12/2007Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Keith Vaz05/12/2007Leicester EastLabourSigned
Rudi Vis06/12/2007Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Willie Rennie06/12/2007Dunfermline and West FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell06/12/2007Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew06/12/2007StroudLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin06/12/2007Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Annette Brooke06/12/2007Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Pope10/12/2007HyndburnLabourSigned
Alan Simpson10/12/2007Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins10/12/2007TamworthLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty10/12/2007Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell10/12/2007Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Bill Etherington10/12/2007Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Betty Williams10/12/2007ConwyLabourSigned
John Hemming10/12/2007Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech10/12/2007Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Soulsby10/12/2007Leicester SouthLabourSigned
Dan Rogerson10/12/2007North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Durkan11/12/2007FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
David Borrow11/12/2007South RibbleLabourSigned
Ian McCartney11/12/2007MakerfieldLabourSigned
John McDonnell11/12/2007Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd11/12/2007Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Albert Owen11/12/2007Ynys MLabourSigned
David Simpson12/12/2007Upper BannDUPSigned
Nick Harvey12/12/2007North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Doug Naysmith12/12/2007Bristol North WestLabourSigned
Colin Breed12/12/2007South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer12/12/2007KeighleyLabourSigned
Paul Truswell12/12/2007PudseyLabourSigned
Phil Willis12/12/2007Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams13/12/2007CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Neil Gerrard13/12/2007WalthamstowLabourSigned
Tom Levitt13/12/2007High PeakLabourSigned
David Heyes13/12/2007Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
William McCrea13/12/2007South AntrimDUPSigned
Fraser Kemp17/12/2007Houghton and Washington EastLabourSigned
Robert Smith18/12/2007West Aberdeenshire and KincardineLiberal DemocratSigned
David Anderson07/01/2008BlaydonLabourSigned
Vincent Cable07/01/2008TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Keetch07/01/2008HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Marsha Singh07/01/2008Bradford WestLabourSigned
Alan Beith09/01/2008Berwick-upon-TweedLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Dodds10/01/2008Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Ian Taylor14/01/2008Esher and WaltonConservativeSigned
Jo Swinson30/01/2008East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Anderson18/02/2008Rossendale and DarwenLabourSigned
John Battle21/02/2008Leeds WestLabourSigned
David Lepper04/03/2008Brighton, PavilionLabourSigned
John Barrett04/11/2008Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned

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