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Brake Linings (Composition)

Volume 14: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he is satisfied that there is available a material other than asbestos which is wholly satisfactory for brake linings incorporated in drum and disc braking systems.

No. I am not aware of any asbestos-free friction material with all the characteristics necessary to ensure efficient and safe braking of road vehicles generally. Blue asbestos is not used in brake linings.