§ Mr. George
asked the Lord Privy Seal on how many occasions in each year since 1979–80 the House has considered matters relating to defence, set out by category as follows: (i) ministerial statements, (ii) private notice questions, (iii) debates on substantive Government motions, (iv) debates on Opposition motions, (v) legislation (excluding Consolidated Fund Bills), (vi) Consolidated Fund Bills (including proceedings on Adjournment motions subsequent thereto), (vii) debates on the Adjournment other than half hour Adjournments, (viii) half hour Adjournment debates, (ix) debates on statutory instruments and (x) any other debates.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
I understand that Agency was not specifically aware of the presence of any of the notifiable forms of asbestos in the building, but it advised the demolition contractor of the likelihood of such material being present. I understand also that prior to demolition the premises were inspected by the contractor and the Health and Safety Executive but no dangerous asbestos was found at that time. The demolition contract placed the onus on the contractor to identify asbestos material as work progressed and, if discovered, to deal with it in accordance with the provisions of the current legislation.