HC Deb 06 December 1978 vol 959 c670W
53. Mr. Madden

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will seek further powers to regulate the removal of blue asbestos from buildings being abolished.

Mr. John Grant:

I am informed by the chairman of the Health and Safety Commission that proposals for regulations are being prepared to implement certain recommendations in the first report of the Advisory Committee on Asbestos, which deals with work on thermal and acoustic insulation and sprayed coatings. The removal of blue asbestos, if used for these purposes, would come within the scope of the proposed regulations.

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