The private members bill which addressed the need for landlords to ensure that every rented property had adequate mains powered fire detection was not successful during it’s second hearing.
However, Liberal Democrat MP Mr Adrian Sanders, who put this bill forward has not given up hope of the bill. He feel very strongly that vulnerable individuals should be protected from the risk of fire and will continue to work on the bill.
Despite the fact that there was support for this bill from MPs from the three main parties, the bill failed due to concerns that it could not be regulated adequately. Under Secretary of State, Bob Neil, opposed the costs that would be involved in implementing such a bill and was also concerned that the bill could not be properly enforced.
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