§ Mr. Dunnachie
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if his Department will seek to place upon suppliers of electricity and gas a requirement to carry out periodic checks on all domestic and other installations; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Wakeham
No. All consumers are responsible for ensuring that the electricity and gas installations on their own premises are safe. The electricity and gas suppliers urge consumers to arrange checks on their installations regularly. This massage is reinforced from time to time in newspapers, in billing material and so on. There is adequate guidance available from the suppliers and others.