Online and Home Electrical Safety APPG

First Registered: 20/05/2020 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To raise parliamentary awareness of issues relating to electrical safety online and in domestic dwellings and to promote the prevention of accidents with electricity; to provide a forum for parliamentarians to discuss issues pertinent to their constituents on electrical safety; and to hold inquiries into policy issues and provide reports.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Online and Home Electrical Safety

1. Electrical Fire Safety Week
18/11/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: November is Electrical Fire Safety Week (EFSW) which is run by the charity Electrical Safety First in co-operation

2. Letter from Lord Greenhalgh to Lord Storey and Lord Tope regarding a question raised at the Fire Safety Bill second reading debate: electrical safety
23/10/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: Building Safety, Fire and Communities 2 Marsham Street London SW1P 4DF www.gov.uk/home - office

3. ELECTRICAL FIRE SAFETY WEEK
15/11/2016 - Early Day Motions

Found: That this House recognises the work of Electrical Safety First, a charity dedicated to preventing deaths

4. Sale of unsafe goods on online marketplaces
09/02/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: notes that unsafe products continue to be sold on online marketplaces; further notes the risks that these

5. Electrical Safety (Online Sales) Bill 2019-21
10/03/2021 - Bills

Found: A Bill to apply electrical safety regulations to goods advertised for sale on online marketplaces; to

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Online and Home Electrical Safety

1. Electrical Products: Online Sales
09/07/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: House has considered the regulation of online sales of electrical products.It is a pleasure to serve - Speech Link
2: up the all-party parliamentary group for home electrical safety: to help to find solutions, particularly - Speech Link
3: 80% of fires in Scotland are caused by faulty electrical goods? People who buy these goods are often not - Speech Link

2. Office for Product Safety and Standards
09/05/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: has considered the role of the Office for Product Safety and Standards.It is a pleasure to serve - Speech Link

3. White Goods (Registration)
08/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: by the charity Electrical Safety First, which firmly supports my Bill, faulty electrical products are responsible - Speech Link

4. Residential Premises: Product Safety and Fire Risk
01/11/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: move,That this House has considered product safety and fire risk in residential premises.It - Speech Link
2: this debate. He has been a champion for product safety. Does he agree that the Whirlpool tumble dryer - Speech Link
3: I am an officer of the all-party group on fire safety rescue; our erstwhile chair, my hon. Friend the - Speech Link

5. Recall of Tumble Dryers
17/06/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: families, we all want our homes to be places of safety and security. I provided an update to the House - Speech Link
2: receiving each week. This is the most serious consumer safety issue for many years. At one stage, it was estimated - Speech Link
3: prevention of fires. I can tell him that, according to Home Office data, there were 224 fires caused by tumble - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Online and Home Electrical Safety
1. Electrical Safety
asked by: Lord Tope
22/10/2018
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what grant schemes are available to home owners to improve electrical safety in their dwellings.

2. Electrical Safety
asked by: Lord Tope
22/10/2018
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration has been given to the merits of introducing free electrical safety checks for homes owned by people over 75.

3. Electrical Safety
asked by: Lord Tope
22/10/2018
... and (2) have residual current device protection.

4. Electrical Safety
asked by: Lord Stunell
08/03/2018
... Amazon and Electrical Safety First to seek a resolution to the problem of unregulated sales of sub-standard and counterfeit electrical goods online.

5. Electrical Safety
asked by: Alex Chalk
09/01/2018
... what steps his Department is taking to ensure electrical chargers comply with regulatory standards.

Latest Questions
6 Current APPG Officers
Gerald Jones Portrait
Gerald Jones
Treasurer
Labour - Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Joined: 20th May 2020
Margaret Ferrier Portrait
Margaret Ferrier
Officer
Independent - Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Joined: 20th May 2020
Lord Tope Portrait
Lord Tope
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 20th May 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Carolyn Harris MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4316.

Email: carolyn.harris.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Robert Jervis-Gibbons, Electrical Safety First, 45 Great Guildford Street, London SE1 0ES. Tel: 07970 091 373

Email: Robert.Jervis-Gibbons@electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk

Secretariat:

Electrical Safety First acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
25 Feb 2020
Source
Electrical Safety First
Description
Secretariat   From : 25/02/2020 To : 24/02/2021
Value
£3,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Online and Home Electrical Safety APPG