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Council Houses (Asbestos Components)

Volume 977: debated on Thursday 31 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, further to his answer of 24 January to the hon. Member for Lambeth, Central, if he will name the two authorities that have reported the presence of asbestos on council estates; and if he has any estimates of how many dwellings are similarly affected naturally.

The two authorities which have asked for advice are London borough of Lambeth and Langbaurgh district council. We do not have an estimate of the total number of local authority dwellings which incorporate asbestos containing components, but it is believed to be very small.