§ 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.