Lib Dem MP Adrian Sanders (represents Torbay) has a Private Members Bill which if passed would make landlords of privately rented accommodation responsible for making sure there are functioning smoke alarms.
The title of the bill is Fire Safety (Protection of Tenants) Bill. It has its second reading in the Commons this coming Friday (19th).
This sounds like a sensible measure that could save lives. I do hope Liverpool MPs will be on hand to help this Bill get through.
Full details are on Adrian's website or on the facebook page for the Bill.