Online and Home Electrical Safety APPG

First Registered: 20/05/2020 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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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.

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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. OPSS enforcement actions
05/07/2021 - Office for Product Safety and Standards
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Found: Office for Product Safety & Standards Enforcement Action taken in the period:

4. Office for Product Safety and Standards Delivery Report 2019/20
18/12/2020 - Office for Product Safety and Standards
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Found: Annex 5 Product Safety 1 Ł Office for Product Safety & Standards Œ Enforcement Annex:

5. 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

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. High Rise Social Housing: Reducing Fire Risk
14/09/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: time. It is a shame it clashes with the Building Safety Bill evidence session, but that shows how important - 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: Standards
asked by: Christopher Chope
08/06/2020
... if he will make it the policy of the Government that all relevant Government contracts involving electrical installation should comply with the eighteenth edition of BS7671 published in 2018; and if he will make a statement.

5. Landlords: Electrical Safety
asked by: Darren Jones
04/05/2020
... whether he plans to amend section 122(1) of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 to impose duties on public landlords as well as private landlords of residential premises in England for the purposes of ensuring that electrical safety standards are met during any period when the premises are occupied under a tenancy.

Latest Questions
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6 Current APPG Officers
Lord Tope Portrait
Lord Tope
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 20th May 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Yvonne Fovargue MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 3000.

Email: yvonne.fovargue.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Wayne Mackay, Electrical Safety First, 45 Great Guildford Street, London SE1 0ES. Tel: 07973 709 358

Email: Wayne.Mackay@electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk

Secretariat:

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

Benefits in Kind
Date
25 Feb 2021
Source
Electrical Safety First
Description
Secretariat   From : 25/02/2021 To : 24/02/2022
Value
£3,001
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

Former APPG Officers