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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Rented Housing: Electrical Safety more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make electrical safety checks in rented homes mandatory after the working group set up by his Department under the Housing and Planning Act 2016 completes its work. more like this
tabling member constituency Bath more like this
tabling member printed
Wera Hobhouse remove filter
uin 1801 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
answer text <p>Following Royal Assent of the Housing and Planning Act 2016, a Working Group of relevant experts was established to provide recommendations to ministers on what, if any, legislative requirements for electrical safety in the private rented sector should be introduced. The Working Group has concluded and their report and recommendations are being considered.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-07-04T15:25:47.99Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-04T15:25:47.99Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
previous answer version
1425
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
4602
label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
746300
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Social Rented Housing: Electrical Safety more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will introduce mandatory electrical safety checks in the social rented sector in response to the Grenfell Tower disaster. more like this
tabling member constituency Bath more like this
tabling member printed
Wera Hobhouse remove filter
uin 1802 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-14more like thismore than 2017-07-14
answer text <p>Social landlords are already obliged, by law, to maintain the structure and exterior of their properties, and to keep in repair and proper working order the sanitation, water, gas and electricity installations.</p><p>The Homes and Communities Agency’s national standards also require social landlords to ensure (subject to an agreed extension in some instances, which must be explained to tenants) that all their homes meet the Decent Homes Standard and to meet all applicable statutory requirements that provide for the health and safety of the occupants in their homes.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-07-14T11:28:21.217Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-14T11:28:21.217Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
previous answer version
1427
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
4602
label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
746301
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading High Rise Flats: Electrical Safety more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the merits of introducing white goods safety checks in tower blocks in response to the Grenfell Tower disaster. more like this
tabling member constituency Bath more like this
tabling member printed
Wera Hobhouse remove filter
uin 1803 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
answer text <p>The UK has one of the highest sets of product safety requirements in the EU which requires goods to meet strict safety rules before they are put into use.</p><p>The Working Group on Product Recalls and Safety submitted its final report in April 2017. I had intended to publish the report then, but the announcement of the General Election prevented me from doing so.</p><p>Following the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy, I asked the Working Group to urgently review their findings and their report has been published today.</p><p>I have also asked the Working Group to look at further potential areas of product safety and recalls where action might be required, in light of the tragic events at Grenfell Tower.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-07-19T15:09:17.28Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
previous answer version
1471
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4602
label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this