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star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Fires: Safety more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in providing (a) adequate fire safety and (b) appropriate fire drills, including evacuations, for (i) airport termini and (ii) hospitals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Poplar and Limehouse more like this
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Jim Fitzpatrick remove filter
star this property uin 211861 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>It is the responsibility of enforcing authorities to satisfy themselves that the responsible person has complied with their duties under the Fire Safety Order 2005.</p><p> </p><p>Under the Fire Safety Order, building owners are required to carry out a fire risk assessment of their premises and put in place and maintain adequate and appropriate fire safety measures to ensure that the risk to life in the event of fire is reduced to as low as reasonably practicable. The Order is not prescriptive about what particular safety measures are needed; these are for the building owner to determine based on the specific circumstances of their building and the needs of the occupants, including those who may be particularly vulnerable to the risk from fire.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2014-11-03T16:51:21.4643981Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:51:21.4643981Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Fitzpatrick more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Private Rented Housing: Fires more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of domestic fires in the private rented sector caused by electricity; and if he will make it his policy to introduce five-yearly electrical safety checks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Poplar and Limehouse more like this
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star this property uin 217711 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p>All landlords are required to keep their property safe and we expect that to include regular checks of the electrics.</p><p> </p><p>The Department’s Fire Kills campaign promotes electrical fire safety messages to all households. This campaign includes Electrical Fire Safety Week which this year ran from 10-16 November. The week is specifically designed to raise awareness of the importance of electrical safety and endorse the message that installations should be checked every five years.</p><p> </p><p>Electrical hazards are also included in the health and safety rating system. Under the system local authorities have strong powers to inspect properties and make sure they are safe, healthy and free from harm. Powers are available to local authorities where serious hazards are found in properties, including prohibiting use of the dwelling; undertaking the works directly themselves; and prosecuting the landlords, if necessary. The system provides an important safety net, ensuring that homes are safe and decent.</p><p> </p><p>In addition we are currently looking into the related issue of whether to require the installation of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to ensuring that tenants have confidence that the homes they are renting are safe and decent. We are using, and will continue to use, a variety of approaches to improve standards in the private rented sector.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2014-12-15T16:13:07.57Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T16:13:07.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Fitzpatrick more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Fires more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the annual number of domestic fires in England caused by (a) electrical misuse and (b) domestic electrical distribution faults. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Poplar and Limehouse more like this
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star this property uin 217712 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
star this property answer text <p>The Incident Recording System records information about every incident attended by Fire and Rescue Services.</p><p>There were 28,034 accidental dwelling fires attended by Fire and Rescue Services in England during 2013/14.</p><p>In 7,254 cases, the power source involved in the ignition was reported to have been electricity and the main cause deemed to have been misuse of electrical equipment or appliance. Of these, 1,387 were through negligent use of electrical equipment or appliances, and the remaining 5,867 related to cooking using electrical appliances (excluding chip pans and deep fat fryers).</p><p>In 2,482 cases, the cause of ignition was reported to have been electricity supply, involving wiring, cabling or plugs.</p><p>Note that 2013/14 figures are provisional, and are likely to be slight undercounts as one Service was unable to supply a complete set of records.<br><br>The Department’s Fire Kills campaign promotes electrical fire safety messages to all households in close partnership with Electrical Safety First. The key mechanism for promoting these messages is Electrical Fire Safety Week, which ran from 10 to 16 November.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2014-12-16T16:45:45.913Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-16T16:45:45.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Fires more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what statistics his Department collates on the number of accidental dwelling fires (a) in the private rented sector, (b) in the social rented sector and (c) for owner occupiers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Poplar and Limehouse more like this
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star this property uin 217713 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
star this property answer text <p>The table below shows the number of accidental dwelling fires attended by Fire and Rescue Services in England and illustrates a fall in incidents over the past ten years.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2003/04</p></td><td><p>40,029</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004/05</p></td><td><p>38,288</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005/06</p></td><td><p>38,307</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006/07</p></td><td><p>36,660</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007/08</p></td><td><p>34,258</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/09</p></td><td><p>32,428</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>33,036</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>31,701</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>30,783</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13<sup>(r)</sup></p></td><td><p>29,646</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14<sup>(p)</sup></p></td><td><p>28,034</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><sub>Source: DCLG incident Recording System, <em>Fire Statistics Monitor 2013-14</em></sub></p><p>Smokers’ materials (i.e. cigarettes, cigars or pipe tobacco) were the most common source of ignition for accidental dwelling fires which resulted in fatalities, while cooking appliances were the most common source of ignition for accidental dwelling fires overall.</p><p>We do not hold information on accidental dwelling fires by tenure. The English Housing Survey in 2013-14 estimated total fire outbreaks within the last two years (both accidental and deliberate, and including those not attended by Fire and Rescue Services) as occurring in 2.1 per cent of private rented, 2.4 per cent of social rented sector, and 1.4 per cent of owner occupied dwellings.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2015-03-02T15:00:39.72Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-02T15:00:39.72Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Fitzpatrick more like this