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    London Live feature on carbon monoxide warnings

    Baroness Finlay and Gordon Samuel from the Katie Haines Memorial Trust have been interviewed on London Live TV.

    They highlighted the importance of carbon monoxide alarms in the home, and urged viewers to ensure they were protected.

    The entire interview is available to watch by clicking here.

    Click here to watch the new Katie Haines Memorial Trust film discussed.

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    Carbon monoxide detectors Bill discussed, postponed to 5th Dec

    Only just over 10 minutes of discussion was possible on the Household Safety (Carbon Monoxide Detectors) Bill in the House of Commons.

    Due to extended discussion of earlier business, second reading of the Bill sponsored by Andrew Bingham MP (@HighPeakAndrew) only received limited debating time before the House adjourned for recess. Hilary Benn MP and Heather Wheeler MP also spoke in support.

    Resumption of discussions is scheduled for December 5th.

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    Parliamentarians record support for Gas Safety Week 2014

    APPCOG members and co-Chairs have recorded their support for the fourth Gas Safety Week.

    Running between 15th - 21st September, the Gas Safe Register curate the national safety campaign to raise awareness of gas safety in the UK's 23 million gas-fuelled homes.

    The APPCOG hosted the Parliamentary launch of the campaign, which brings together thousands of organisations across the UK to improve safety. 

    Find out more and pledge your support hereor follow @GasSafetyWeek on Twitter.

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    Inquiry: Bringing behavioural insights to poisoning prevention

    The APPCOG is conducting a follow-up to its 2011 inquiry report; ‘Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning’, and is taking evidence in the coming months.
     
    Our thanks go to all those who submitted to our Call for Evidence; we are collating the responses to find the most effective routes forward.
     
    Submissions will feed into the next stages of the inquiry process, so please get in touch if you would like to contribute further or find out more.
     
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    Blackburn family in carbon monoxide detector plea

    A family from Lancashire is urging people to fit carbon monoxide detectors after four of them fell unconscious as a result of the toxic fumes.
     
    The potentially lethal odourless gas is believed to have leaked from a faulty boiler in the Patel family's home in Blackburn.
     
    Ahmed, 18, found his mother Yasmin, father Yusuf and brothers Muhammed, 15, and Anas, 14, collapsed.
     

The All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (APPCOG) is the leading forum for Parliamentarians to discover, discuss and promote ways of tackling carbon monoxide poisoning in the UK.