HC Deb 01 July 2002 vol 388 c166W
Mr. Laurence Robertson

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what requirement there is for people looking to sell their houses to remove asbestos from roofing before doing so; and if he will make a statement. [64442]

Mr. Leslie

There is no such requirement. Our proposals to require sellers and their agents to market homes with a seller's pack will help raise the awareness of sellers and buyers. The seller's pack will include a home condition report that will disclose the presence of asbestos where it is a safety hazard and is apparent from a visual inspection of the property. The necessary legislation will be introduced as soon as parliamentary time allows.