Closed petition Fund and require installation of defibrillators in all business premises

Defibrillators are a proven life-saving piece of equipment that almost anyone can operate. It is logical and fair that there is access to these life saving devices, to as many people as possible.

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Businesses employing over 10 people should be required to install a defibrillator on their business premises, and building regulations should be updated so that all new commercial developments must include a defibrillator as part of the plans.

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Share your experience of access to Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs)

On 4 November, Jim Shannon MP and Paul Howell MP will lead a debate on public access to Automatic External Defibrillators.

To inform the debate, Jim Shannon MP wants to hear about your experiences. He may quote your contribution directly during the debate.

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The deadline for contributions is midday, 3 November.

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MPs debate public access to defibrillators

On Tuesday 4 July, Abena Oppong-Asare MP led a Westminster Hall debate in Parliament on public access to defibrillators.

During the debate MPs discussed access to and awareness of publicly available defibrillators. They also discussed the VAT arrangements for defibrillators.

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