HC Deb 09 July 1968 vol 768 c194
27. Mr. Goodhart

asked the Minister of Power whether he is satisfied that the safety precautions of the gas boards are adequate when domestic appliances are fitted; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Freeson

Yes, Sir. The high safety standards of the industry were confirmed by a detailed survey by officials last year. My right hon. Friend will examine carefully the findings of the inquiry into the accident at Ronan Point to see if they suggest any improvements are due.

Mr. Goodhart

Is the Minister aware that, on grounds of economy, cut-off points are no longer automatically fitted in each appliance when it is installed and that there is some anxiety about this?

Mr. Freeson

If the hon. Gentleman cares to write to the Department on the subject we will certainly take it up with him.

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