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Volume 29: debated on Thursday 28 October 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will recommend an environmental control limit on asbestos in schools for the protection of pupils and teachers.

Advice on the use of asbestos in educational establishments in England was last given in this Department's administrative memorandum 7/76 issued in July 1976. that guidance, which is under review to see if updating is necessary, emphasises the need to take all necessary steps to prevent the inhalation of asbestos dust by pupils, students or staff.