HC Deb 24 January 1980 vol 977 cc386-7W
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 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.