HC Deb 09 January 1978 vol 941 cc633-4W
Mr. Bean

asked the Secretary of State for Defence, if he is satisfied with the operation of the health and safety regulations in regard to stripping off lagging in Her Majesty's dockyards.

Mr. Duffy

The work of stripping off lagging in Her Majesty's dockyards is carried out in accordance with the comprehensive health and safety precautions laid down in Defence Council Instructions. I am satisfied that these precautions, which embody statutory requirements, including the Asbestos Regulations 1969 and the Shipbuilding and Shiprepairing Regulations 1960, provide adequate protection for workers engaged in the stripping of lagging. They are strictly enforced.

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