§ Mr. Madden
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what is the amount of blue asbestos imported into the United Kingdom in 1974 to the latest available date, and for the previous five years on an annual basis.
§ Mr. Deakins
There were no imports in January 1974. Before then blue asbestos was not separately distinguished in the overseas trade statistics; trade sources believe that imports were 1,349 tons and 739 tons in 1969 and 1970 respectively and nil in subsequent years