§ Mr. Tilley
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many local authorities have reported to him that they have discovered asbestos on housing estates; and what financial assistance he 387W is giving to authorities facing this problem.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
The Department has been approached formally for advice by two local authorities on this issue. Remedial works do not normally qaulify for subsidy under present rules, nor has special financial assistance been made available.