HC Deb 16 December 1999 vol 341 c260W
Dr. Godman

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if all Royal Naval vessels are free of asbestos in(a) cabins, (b) engine rooms and (c) elsewhere; and if he will make a statement. [102625]

Mr. Kilfoyle

Royal Naval vessels do contain asbestos, but in all cases there is suitable protection to safeguard the personnel on board. my Department is pursuing a comprehensive programme to eliminate asbestos wherever practicable and soon as possible.