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Volume 927: debated on Friday 11 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action he is taking to ensure that the recommendation of the Trades Union Congress that the standard of 0ยท2 fibres per cubic centimetre shall apply for any type of asbestos including crocidolite.

I have been asked to reply.I am informed by the Chairman of the Health and Safety Commission that the TUC's submission to the Advisory Committee on Asbestos in which this recommendation was made is being carefully considered by the Committee but it is not yet in a position to express its views on this issue. I am sure that my hon. Friend will realise how important it is that the Committee throughly investigate the various alternative proposals that have been submitted to it, together with the data and assumptions on which they are based, in order to ensure that appropriate recommendations are made when it has completed its work.