HC Deb 15 March 1983 vol 39 c100W
Mr. Penhaligon

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many cases have been drawn to his attention of properties being insulated by the use of loose asbestos; and if he will make a statement.

Sir George Young

One case has been drawn to my right hon. Friend's attention, by the hon. Member. Subsequent inquiries indicate that the use of loose asbestos as an insulant in buildings has been very rare indeed.