HC Deb 16 July 1984 vol 64 c64W
Mr. Foulkes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent representations he has received regarding danger from asbestos arising from the ship-breaking at Cairnryan; and what action he has taken as a result.

Mr. Ancram

I have received a copy of a letter which the Wigtown trades council sent to the Health and Safety Executive on this matter. Questions relating to danger from asbestos in the workplace are of course a matter for the Executive. If there is a threat to the general environment the matter is one for the district council.