HC Deb 25 February 1986 vol 92 c539W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what grants are available to health authorities which have hospital buildings containing dangerous amounts of asbestos.

Mr. Whitney

None. No special financial provision is made for this. Health authorities are expected to fund any necessary action to deal with asbestos from the total capital available to them, in the same way as any other health and safety measures for which capital expenditure is required.