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S5W-14856: Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 26 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on making it a criminal offence to install electrical work when unqualified to do so.

Answered by: Keith Brown 7 March 2018

The Scottish Government has established an Electricians Working Group to explore how best to respond to the challenge of ensuring the safety of electrical installations in Scotland. The membership reflects industry, safety and consumer interests. The first meeting took place on 2 November 2017 and the second meeting took place on 25 January 2018. To ensure an open and transparent process, papers and minutes are published on the Scottish Government website at I look forward to the Working Group’s consideration of possible solutions.