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Household Safety (Carbon Monoxide Detectors) Bill [Bill 26 of 2014-15]

Published Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Carbon monoxide is an invisible, tasteless and odourless gas. This Private Member's Bill aims to introduce a requirement that a functioning carbon monoxide detector must be installed in all newly built and all rented residential properties.

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On 12 June 2014 Andrew Bingham secured fourteenth place in the Private Members’ Bill ballot. He presented the Household Safety (Carbon Monoxide Detectors) Bill on 2 July; the debate on Second Reading is scheduled to take place on 12 September.

The Bill aims to introduce a requirement that a functioning carbon monoxide detector must be installed in all newly built and all rented residential properties.

This note provides background information on the Bill’s provisions and summarises the content of the Bill.

Commons Briefing papers SN06979

Author: David Hirst

Topics: Housing standards, Industrial health and safety, Private rented housing

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