HL Deb 17 February 1997 vol 578 cc34-5WA
Lord Cochrane of Cults

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer given by the Earl Ferrers on 4 February (WA 141), what annual reduction in fatalities they expect to result from the introduction of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1996 (SI 1996/2541), divided between (i) houses in multiple occupation and (ii) other let accommodation.

The Minister of State, Department of the Environment (Earl Ferrers)

The second amendment to the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1994 (as amended) came into force on 31 October 1996. At this stage, therefore, it is too soon to make a valid assessment of the number of tenants' lives which may be saved as a result of the duties which were imposed on relevant landlords by that amendment.